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We launched an inquiry to understand the experiences of disabled defendants and accused people in the criminal justice system. We looked at:
- whether the their needs are properly identified
- the types of adjustments being made to accomodate their needs, and
- whether they can fully participate in court processes and understand the charges they face.
Based on our findings, we make recommendations to UK Governments.
A British Sign Language version of our inquiry report is available (opens in a new window).
The use of video hearings was rapidly expanded in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In April 2020, we released interim findings from this inquiry to help mitigate the risks that this technology poses to disabled people in the criminal justice system.