Our Impact

Image on the pavement of a crosswalk line leading to a curb cut in an urban area

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

Case Area: Disability: ,
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 Manhattan below 14th Street. These inaccessible pedestrian routes result in persons with mobility and vision disabilities from traveling[…continue]

Image of a running meter from the inside of a taxi cab.

Stokes et al. v. Total Transit, Inc. (d/b/a Discount Cab)

Case Area: Disability:

Disability Rights Advocates, in partnership with the Arizona Center for Disability Law, filed this suit in November 2015, alleging that Total Transit Inc., doing business as Discount Cab, violates federal and state law by charging wheelchair users in Arizona a $10.00 fee per trip in addition to their regular fare because they require accessible taxis.[…continue]

News & Current Events

Steve Ragland, his wife, and two children are all on a snowy rocky shore in winter garb, with water and mountains behind them. His daughter stands by their yellow labrador and his son sits in a wheelchair built for rugged terrain. May 2016 E-News May 5, 2016

In This Issue Letter from the Executive Director Our Growing Team Celebrating Fellowship Save the Date: Celebrating 50 Eagles Impact Report Letter from the Executive Director Spring is here, and DRA has a lot to celebrate: We’re continuing to grow our team of staff and advisors.  I’m happy to introduce you DRA’s new attorneys and[…continue]

LSPC Logo Settlement Greatly Improves Conditions for People with Physical Disabilities at Santa Rita Jail May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016 – Oakland, CA – Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) today announced a comprehensive settlement agreement to improve accessibility for people with disabilities who are incarcerated at or visiting Santa Rita Jail (the Jail). The settlement resolves a lawsuit brought by[…continue]

12 people outside of the court building, some with guide dogs, some with white sticks. Groundbreaking Settlement to End Discrimination Against Blind Uber Riders Who Use Guide Dogs April 30, 2016

April 30, 2016 – Berkeley, CA – In an unprecedented settlement announced today, Uber has agreed to take affirmative steps to prevent discrimination against blind riders who use guide dogs in its transportation network across the United States. The settlement resolves a lawsuit—National Federation of the Blind of California, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc.—brought by the[…continue]