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 final approval of the settlement on December 6, 2016. Class members can review the settlement and related documents below. This lawsuit was brought to ensure that the[…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 row of guests seated and clapping their hands at DRA's 2016 Eagle Awards. A mixed group of women and men of different ages. Closest to the camera is a man using a power chair. There has never been a more important time to support DRA. November 29, 2016

Dear DRA Family, The next several years are critical to men, women and children with disabilities. The quality of their lives is severely threatened. Many of their most fundamental protections—the hard earned gains over the last 25 years—are in great danger. DRA will play a pivotal role in determining whether these protections are dismantled or[…continue]

Composite photo of inaccessible NYC police precinct entrances. Right: stairs and front door of Manhattan's 10th precinct. Left: stairs and front door of Brooklyn's 70th precinct. NYPD Ignores Equal Access for Wheelchair Users October 27, 2016

New York, NY—October 27, 2016—Today, an unprecedented class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court alleging that New York City’s police precincts are largely inaccessible to people with mobility disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”) filed the lawsuit on behalf of four individual plaintiffs who were unable to get[…continue]

Community Health Center in the Bronx Adopts Innovative Plan to Improve Health Care Services for Patients with Disabilities September 27, 2016

New York, NY—September 27, 2016—Today, Union Community Health Center (UCHC) and Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) unveiled a comprehensive plan to provide accessible health care for patients with disabilities in the Bronx. The Bronx is New York City’s most medically underserved borough and people with disabilities especially feel the brunt of its inadequate health care[…continue]