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

DRA has reached an unprecedented settlement with Uber in its case fighting discrimination against blind people who use guide dogs in Uber’s transportation services. Judge Nathanael Cousins granted preliminary approval of the settlement on July 14, 2016. Class members can review the settlement, notice, and related documents below. The parties will seek final approval of[…continue]

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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

Composite of two photos. Left side: a panel of buttons on a Link station, including a touch screen saying On the 26th Anniversary of the ADA, New York City’s Free Tech Revolution Blatantly Excludes The Blind July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016 – New York, NY – LinkNYC, touted as a “first-of-its-kind communication network,” has been rolled out on New York City’s sidewalks for use by all but the blind.  Each individual “Link” promises residents and visitors in New York City the ability to surf the internet on a touchscreen tablet, to make local[…continue]

July 2016 E-Newsletter July 26, 2016

In This Issue Celebrating the 26th ADA Anniversary Attorney Spotlight Advisor Spotlight November 2016 Eagle Awards Luncheon Celebrating Legacy Impact Report Celebrating the 26th ADA Anniversary Dear Friends, As we approach the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I’m filled with hope. Not because the promise of the ADA has been fulfilled,[…continue]

SUNY Purchase College Ignores the Needs of Wheelchair Users July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 – Purchase, NY – A class action lawsuit filed today in federal court alleges that the State University of New York at Purchase College violates federal and state disability law by not providing students and visitors with mobility disabilities equal access to its educational and cultural programs.  Specifically, the suit says that[…continue]