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12 people outside of the court building, some with guide dogs, some with white sticks.

National Federation of the Blind of California, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al.

Guide-Dog Users Combat Discrimination by Uber

DRA has reached an unprecedented settlement with Uber in its case fighting discrimination against blind people who use guide dogs in Uber’s transportation services. Judge Nathanael Cousins granted preliminary approval of the settlement on July 14, 2016. Class members can review the settlement, notice, and related documents below. The parties will seek final approval of[…continue]

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Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY), et al. v. City of New York, et al.

New Yorkers with Disabilities Are Denied Equitable Access to the City’s Sidewalks

In July 2014, DRA and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP filed a class action lawsuit against the City of New York challenging widespread, dangerous curb ramps and inaccessible pedestrian routes throughout New York City neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan. Access to pedestrian routes in Lower Manhattan is critical to reaching the many government buildings, centers[…continue]

News & Current Events

ADWAS's logo above a green rectangle. Northwest Hospital Sued for Discriminating Against Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients July 21, 2016

Seattle, WA – July 21, 2016 – Northwest Hospital & Medical Center has been called to task for its systemic failure to provide effective communication to patients who are Deaf and hard of hearing.  A class-action lawsuit was filed today in federal court by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and the Good Law Clinic on behalf of Abused[…continue]

A smiling woman has her arm around a child. The woman is holding a insulin pen to the child's thumb. U.S. Army Excludes Children with Diabetes from Its Child, Youth and School Services July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016 – Monterey, CA – A lawsuit filed today challenges a nationwide, antiquated U.S. Army policy that prohibits staff in its Child, Youth and School Services (“CYSS”) programs from administering critical medications and providing vital support to children with diabetes in their care.  As long as the policy is in place, children with[…continue]

A stairway entrance to the elevated Middletown Road station of the New York City Subway system. Bronx Subway Station Still Inaccessible For Wheelchair Users $21.85 Million Later June 28, 2016

New York, NY – June 28, 2016 – A class-action lawsuit filed today in federal court alleges the Metropolitan Transit Authority (“MTA”) and New York City Transit Authority (“NYCTA”) ignored the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act when they completed a $21.85 million rehabilitation to the Middletown Road station in the Bronx, but[…continue]