Our Impact

Concrete stairs inside a subway station, flanked by metal handrails and tiled walls. A sign above says

Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY), et al. v. New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), et al. (N.Y. State Supreme Court)

This case challenges the MTA’s failure to install elevators at all New York City’s subway stations. DRA has a second, related case challenging the MTA’s failure to maintain the few elevators that currently exist. On April 25, 2017, DRA filed a class action lawsuit against the New York City Transit Authority (“NYCTA”), Metropolitan Transit Authority[…continue]

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

Page Contents Introduction Case Background Settlement Addressing Ongoing Discrimination Introduction In 2016, DRA reached an unprecedented settlement with Uber to stop discrimination against blind people who use guide dogs on the Uber platform. DRA is currently monitoring Uber’s compliance with the settlement agreement. If you were denied service by an Uber driver because you travel[…continue]

News & Current Events

A wheelchair user is in a crosswalk facing some yellow taxis. Uber’s Lack of Accessible Vehicles Shuts Out Wheelchair Users in All Five Boroughs July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017—New York, New York—Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national nonprofit legal center, filed a major class action today against Uber on behalf of a broad coalition of disability groups and disabled individuals in New York City, because Uber is 99.9% inaccessible to people with mobility disabilities. The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme[…continue]

Fake News, Real News, and What You Can Do July 12, 2017

Fake News “I would never say anything bad about a person that has a disability…I swear to you it’s true, 100 percent true…Who would do that to [the] handicapped?”     – Donald Trump Real News The rights of Americans with disabilities are under siege. Disability Rights Advocates knows how to protect them. DRA has[…continue]

June 2017 E-Newsletter June 23, 2017

In This Issue Letter from the Chair of the Board Celebration of Larry Paradis’ Legacy with DRA DRA’s Inaugural New York Gala Impact Report Letter from the Chair of the Board Dear DRA Family, Last month, DRA’s Board and Andy Mudryk decided to move in different directions. We are grateful for Andy’s service to the[…continue]