Our Impact

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

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 with a service animal after January 15, 2017, please read[…continue]

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.

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

A person's hand touches an Eatsa cubby. The cubby cover display's the name Eatsa, Restaurant of the Future, Excludes Blind Customers March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 – New York, NY – Eatsa, a chain of eateries touted as the “restaurant of the future,” has arrived in New York City with two Manhattan locations.  Yet its high-tech ordering and food pick-up process has failed to include existing, readily available usability features for blind and low vision people, in violation of[…continue]

Disability Rights Advocates announces donation of 10,000 shares of Community Bank of the Bay stock March 21, 2017

OAKLAND, CA – Community Bank of the Bay (CBYAA) and its long time client Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) jointly announced today that through the generosity of one of the bank’s founding shareholders, 10,000 shares of its common stock were donated to Disability Rights Advocates. This gift, valued at approximately $51-thousand at the time of the[…continue]

A woman using a power chair is at the base of a granite stairway in a park. Wheelchair Users Sue Over FDR Four Freedoms Park’s Major Barriers to Access March 15, 2017

Site dedicated to freedom denies freedom of access to people with disabilities March 16, 2017—New York, NY—In 2012, New York City welcomed the opening of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. Yet FDR, the President it commemorates who used a wheelchair for mobility, would have struggled to take in its dramatic[…continue]