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]
News & Current Events
Oakland, CA – February 2, 2016 –The California Council of the Blind (CCB) and Kaiser Permanente today announced an historic agreement to further enhance the accessibility of health services for California patients with vision disabilities. Highlights of the agreement include: Adoption of new policies and practices regarding alternative formats (such as braille, audio, large print,[…continue]
As of December 10, 2015, DRA has phased out our public intake system so that we can focus our limited resources on our primary work—providing legal representation to groups and organizations and representing people with disabilities who are experiencing systemic discrimination. DRA is a non-profit legal center that for 22+ years has primarily handled class[…continue]
A judge approves the settlement in DRA’s case banning solitary confinement for juveniles in Contra Costa.