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

Composite of DRA clients: Cynde Soto, Scott Blanks and Jean Ryan. Make new headlines with DRA. December 6, 2017

Dear DRA Family, Are you sick of reading headlines like these? Are you frustrated that the civil rights of the most vulnerable citizens are being attacked? Do something about it today by making a gift to DRA. “I support DRA as the leading civil rights organization for people with disabilities. Currently, the civil rights of[…continue]

A woman using a power chair is at the base of a granite stairway in a park. Settlement Reached to Provide Equal Access to FDR Memorial on Roosevelt Island November 29, 2017

New York, NY—November 29, 2017—In resolution of a federal lawsuit brought by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) last March, the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have agreed to the installation of a lift at the front steps of the monument built in 2012 to honor Franklin[…continue]

A laptop with large chunky headphones plugged in. Nationwide Class Action Challenges Hulu’s Discrimination against Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals November 20, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts—November 20, 2017—A coalition of blind and visually impaired individuals and advocacy groups filed a nationwide class action today against Hulu to end the video streaming company’s ongoing exclusion of blind and visually impaired Americans. The lawsuit—filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts—challenges Hulu’s violation of the Americans with Disabilities[…continue]