ACT Courts and Tribunal - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards
ACT Courts and Tribunal are a finalist for the Excellence in Innovation, Design and Access award at the 2019 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards!
The ACT Courts and Tribunal works with court and tribunal users with disability to make reasonable adjustments to ensure its services are accessible to all members of the community.
Arrangements can be made for Auslan interpreters or CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) service providers to accompany clients who are deaf, hearing impaired and/or speech impaired at court hearings or events. Further, enquiry counters, hearing rooms and courtrooms have hearing loops installed.
For people with visual impairments, copies of transcripts can be provided so they can be viewed with screen reader software and audio versions of transcripts can be ordered.
The ACT Courts are trialling a canine support program aimed at reducing the anxiety levels of court users. The trial involves a therapy dog from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT visiting the court with their handler for a few hours per week supporting children, vulnerable persons, victims and other court users.