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Federal Authorities Review Disabled Access at North Georgia Courthouses

June 17, 2015
Source: Associated Press (AP), WSB-TV, GA

Federal authorities say they are reviewing courthouses in north Georgia to determine whether they are accessible for people with disabilities.

The U.S. attorneys office in Atlanta said Wednesday it is reviewing nine courthouses in the Northern District of Georgia to determine whether they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The U.S. attorneys office says the initiative is part of a congressional mandate to review compliance with that law.

The nine local courthouses are being asked to complete a survey. Then investigators may follow up with inspections to confirm survey responses and evaluate compliance. The U.S. attorneys office says it hopes to work together with any courthouses found to be non-compliant.

The courthouses under review are in DeKalb, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Rockdale, Spalding, and Troup counties.

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