Our Impact

Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY), et al. v. City of New York, et al.

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]

Stokes et al. v. Total Transit, Inc. (d/b/a discount cab)

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

Kaiser Permanente Adopts Sweeping Plans to Improve Accessibility for Individuals with Vision Disabilities Kaiser Permanente Adopts Sweeping Plans to Improve Accessibility for Individuals with Vision Disabilities February 2, 2016

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]

DRA Phases Out Public Intake System January 28, 2016

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]

Courthouse News December 2, 2015

A judge approves the settlement in DRA’s case banning solitary confinement for juveniles in Contra Costa.