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Visitors With Mobility Impairments

An accessible entrance and exit is located along Maryland Avenue on the left side of the building. Limited accessible parking is also available along Maryland Avenue.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge at your point of entry. Wheelchairs may be obtained from any Supreme Court Police Officer.

Elevators are available on the ground floor and first floor to provide access to all public areas.


Visitors Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Assistive listening devices are available when Court is in session. A hearing loop (induction loop), is installed in the Courtroom, requiring the use of a compatible device. Listening devices for use of the loop are available upon request for visitors who do not have hearing aids or compatible hearing aids. FM and infrared listening systems are also available. All listening devices may be obtained from a Supreme Court Police Officer or Courtroom attendant as you are being seated. The hearing loop is also available for Courtroom Lectures.

American Sign Language interpretation for Courtroom Lectures can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please email us.

A public telephone (TTY) is available on the ground floor in the vending machine alcove adjacent to the Maryland Avenue door.


Visitors Who are Blind or Have Low Vision

Large print items available at the Visitor Desk include:

  • Visitor Map
  • Text from select exhibits
  • Information Sheets about Supreme Court history and architectural features of the building

Braille items available at the Visitor Desk include:

  • Visitor’s Guide to the Court and Visitor’s Guide to Oral Argument
  • Text from select exhibits
  • The U.S. Constitution

Service Dogs

Service dogs trained to assist persons with disabilities are welcome in the Supreme Court. Service dogs must be under the control of their handlers at all times (please see regulations governing the Supreme Court Building and grounds).


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