Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. The ADA does not apply to the federal judiciary. However, pursuant to Judicial Conference policy, federal courts provide reasonable accommodations to persons with communications disabilities.
ADA Access Coordinators are responsible for coordinating sign language interpreters or other appropriate auxiliary aids and services to participants in bankruptcy court proceedings who are deaf, hearing-impaired, or have other communications disabilities. The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado Administration Department is responsible for coordinating access, pursuant to The Guide to Judiciary Policy, vol. 5, § 255.40 (available at http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/judiciary-policies/court-interpreting-guidance).
Individuals participating in bankruptcy court proceedings who require the assistance of a qualified sign language interpreter or other similar auxiliary aides and services must submit requests for services at least seven days in advance of the court proceeding involved.
Phone: 720-904-7303 (Relay Services available through Colorado Relay
No public parking is available for any federal court facility in Downtown Denver. This includes handicapped parking spaces. Most parking lots and garages surrounding the courthouse offer public handicapped parking.
- The U.S. Custom House side entrance on Stout Street is wheelchair accessible.
- All individuals seeking entrance to the Custom House must present a valid, unexpired government issued ID such as a driver's license or state ID and pass through security screening.
- All public restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
- The fire alarm system is equipped with strobe lights and there are designated areas of rescue assistance at each stairwell entrance.
- Elevator cabs are equipped with braille signage and emergency call features to accommodate those with visual and hearing impairments.
- Courtrooms are equipped with RF transmission. Headsets are available upon request from the courtroom deputy.
- Individuals participating in bankruptcy court proceedings who require the assistance of a qualified sign language interpreter or other similar auxiliary aides and services must submit requests for services at least seven days in advance of the court proceeding involved.
- Sign language interpreters are not court employees and are arranged based upon their availability. Sign language interpreters are provided to facilitate the deaf or hearing-impaired individual's participation in court proceedings only and are not permitted to accompany the participant at other times.
Clerk’s Office Accommodations
- The Court’s website is equipped with an online chat tool during business hours. Click here for Live Support.