The Florida State Courts are committed to ensuring that electronic court information and court information technologies are accessible to persons with disabilities. Some individuals with disabilities use assistive technology to compensate for their functional limitations. If electronic information is not properly prepared, those who use assistive technology as well as other individuals with disabilities may be cut off from important information.
Furthermore, state and federal laws – as applicable to various covered entities – require that qualified individuals with disabilities be afforded the same opportunities that are available to persons with disabilities. See, for example, Sections 501, 503, 504, and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the ADA Amendments Act of 2008; and sections 282.601 - 282.606, Florida Statutes, known as the Florida Accessible Electronic and Information Technology Act.
For information about electronic accessibility, you may wish to visit one or more of the following federal government websites:
Federal Government Resources:
- United States Department of Justice ADA Homepage
- United States Access Board Section 508 Homepage on Electronic and Information Technology
- United States Department of Justice Section 508 Homepage
- Federal Information Technology Accessibility Initiative
- Disability.gov Technology Page
Preparing Accessible Electronic Documents
For information on preparing accessible electronic documents, attorneys, parties, and others may find it helpful to review the links and information available through The Florida Bar’s web page “Enhancing the Accessibility of Electronic Information."