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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Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY), et al. v. City of New York, et al.
Stokes et al. v. Total Transit, Inc. (d/b/a Discount Cab)
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]
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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]
May 2, 2016 – Oakland, CA – Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) today announced a comprehensive settlement agreement to improve accessibility for people with disabilities who are incarcerated at or visiting Santa Rita Jail (the Jail). The settlement resolves a lawsuit brought by[…continue]
April 30, 2016 – Berkeley, CA – In an unprecedented settlement announced today, Uber has agreed to take affirmative steps to prevent discrimination against blind riders who use guide dogs in its transportation network across the United States. The settlement resolves a lawsuit—National Federation of the Blind of California, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc.—brought by the[…continue]