West Virginia Judiciary

Accessibility Information

Available AccomModations


If you need an accommodation in order to participate in a court program held at the Capitol Complex, you must contact the Clerk's Office no less than two business days (not including Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays) in advance. You may contact the Clerk's Office by calling (304) 558-2601 (telephone) or (304) 558-4219 (TTY); or by writing to Clerk's Office, Building 1, Room E-317, Kanawha Boulevard, E., Charleston, WV 25305-0832 (regular mail).

* Note: If you have a case or will be participating in an action in a circuit court, magistrate court, or family court and need an accommodation, please contact the magistrate or circuit court clerk in that county for information on how to obtain the needed accommodation.


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress. To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered. The Americans with Disabilities Act assures equal access to justice for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired. Courts must work closely with interpreters, parties, and witnesses to determine effective communication methods.

Information for Persons With Disabilities

Auxiliary Aids Available

Auxiliary aids and services necessary for effective communication or to enable participation in services, other than devices of a personal nature, are to be provided at no cost to persons with disabilities. The court is responsible for providing the accommodation and paying the costs.

Examples of auxiliary aids and services that benefit individuals with hearing impairments include

Examples of auxiliary aids and services that benefit individuals who are blind or visually impaired include providing

Accommodations available while visiting the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals