The Supreme Court will take measures to accommodate disabled plaintiffs in five damages lawsuits over forced sterilization under the now-defunct eugenic protection law, including setting up ramps for wheelchair users, sources said Thursday.

It will be the first time for the top court to implement measures for disabled people on a large scale.

The Supreme Court's Grand Bench is scheduled to hold a hearing on the five forced sterilization cases on May 29. The lawsuits against the government were originally filed with the Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe district courts.