ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Judicial Branch has created a video to make sure citizens who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have equal access in the state court system.
The video called “Going to Court: Tips for Minnesotans who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing,” is a 20-minute piece that helps those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing prepare for a court appearance, and request communication assistance if needed.READ MORE: Bloomington Man Charged With Arson After Allegedly Threatening Ex-Girlfriend, Starting Fire In Her Garage
The video is in American Sign Language and has captions.READ MORE: Police: No Arrests After Stolen Vehicle Hits Multiple Other Cars In St. Paul
The Judicial Branch says courts can be confusing for people unfamiliar with legal rules, and can be especially intimidating for people with specific communication needs.
The video is posted on the Judicial Branch website at http://www.mncouts.gov.MORE NEWS: 2 Hurt In Separate St. Paul Shootings Wednesday Night; 1 Arrested
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