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Judith Smith, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al.

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On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a major class action lawsuit against Uber challenging the popular ride-sharing service’s lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles. The state suit was brought by a coalition of individuals and disability rights groups in the San Francisco Bay Area: the Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco, Community[…continue]

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T.G., et al. v. Kern County, et al.

On February 22, 2018, Disability Rights Advocates, in partnership with Disability Rights California (“DRC”), released a 50-page report on our 6-month investigation of the treatment of youth with disabilities at the Kern County Juvenile Hall and other Kern County juvenile detention facilities. Our investigation uncovered abuse and neglect of youth with mental health and behavioral[…continue]

News & Current Events

Concrete stairs inside a subway station, flanked by metal handrails and tiled walls. A sign above says US Department of Justice Joins DRA Suit Against the MTA March 13, 2018

On March 13, 2018, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York filed a Complaint-in-Intervention in Bronx Independent Living Services, et al. v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, et. al, our case challenging the MTA’s failure to install elevators at its newly-renovated Middletown Road station. In this complaint and its accompanying press release, the[…continue]

Traffic on San Francisco's Bay Bridge. Lyft Sued for Discriminating Against Wheelchair-Users March 13, 2018

Photo via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0) Berkeley, CA (March 13, 2018)—Today, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a major class action lawsuit against Lyft, challenging the popular ride-sharing service’s failure to make wheelchair-accessible vehicles available in the Bay Area through its rideshare service. The suit, brought by a coalition of a disability rights group and individuals in[…continue]

A close-up picture of a wire fence. Watchdog Groups Charge That Kern County Juvenile Corrections Discriminates Against Youth With Disabilities And File Suit In Federal Court February 22, 2018

County is Cooperating Fully with Investigation Berkeley, Calif. (February 22, 2018) – Today, Disability Rights California (“DRC”) and Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”) released a 50-page report on their 6-month investigation of the treatment of youth with disabilities at the County Juvenile Hall and other county correctional facilities.  The investigation uncovered what the groups describe as[…continue]