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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]

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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

A stairway entrance to the elevated Middletown Road station of the New York City Subway system. Bronx Subway Station Still Inaccessible For Wheelchair Users $21.85 Million Later June 28, 2016

New York, NY – June 28, 2016 – A class-action lawsuit filed today in federal court alleges the Metropolitan Transit Authority (“MTA”) and New York City Transit Authority (“NYCTA”) ignored the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act when they completed a $21.85 million rehabilitation to the Middletown Road station in the Bronx, but[…continue]

Groups Sue New York Over Inaccessible Online Voter Registration for People With Disabilities June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016 — NEW YORK — Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today sued the New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles over online voter registration that is inaccessible to people with disabilities. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Center for the Independence[…continue]

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]