ADA Auxiliary Aids and Services

The Jackson County Circuit Court for Jackson County, Missouri will furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services where necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in or benefit from services, programs, or activities conducted by the Court. These “auxiliary aids and services” may include:

  • Braille forms
  • Large Print
  • Readers
  • Qualified interpreters for persons who are deaf
  • Note takers
  • Transcription services
  • Written materials
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Other effective methods of making written or orally delivered materials available to individuals who are blind or deaf.

When an auxiliary aid or service is required for effective communication, the court will provide an opportunity for an individual with a disability to request the reasonable auxiliary aid or service of his or her choice and will give primary consideration to the choice expressed by the individual. A reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the request.

Requesting Auxiliary Aids or Services

Advance notice to the Court of the request for auxiliary aids or services is strongly encouraged. The Court should be notified at least 5 days in advance for court sessions or hearings. For emergencies or urgent requests, the court should be notified immediately. The best effort to fulfill the request will be made.

All requests for auxiliary aids or services should be directed to the ADA Coordinator:

For all court areas except Family Court: For Family Court Services Division:

Nick Purifoy
Assistant Legal Counsel
Jackson County Courthouse
415 East 12th Street - Room 303
Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2706
Phone: (816) 881-3652
Fax: (816) 881-3164

Ralph Zanders
Director, Support Services
Family Court Services
625 E. 26th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: (816) 435-4856
Fax: (816) 435-4793


If you feel that you have been discriminated against because of your disability, you may file a complaint with the ADA Coordinator. The grievance procedures are on the Court’s website on the ADA Information page. The ADA Coordinator will review and respond as required to any grievances filed under the Court’s Americans with Disabilities Act – Grievance Procedures.

Or you may file a complaint with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and the United States Department of Justice:

Missouri Commission on Human Rights
3315 West Truman Boulevard
P. O. Box 1129, Room 212
Jefferson City, MO 65110
(573) 751-3325
Toll Free (800) 877-6347

U. S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section
P. O. Box 66738
Washington, D. C. 20035-6738
Toll Free (800) 514-0310