Our Impact

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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

12 people outside of the court building, some with guide dogs, some with white sticks. Groundbreaking Settlement to End Discrimination Against Blind Uber Riders Who Use Guide Dogs April 30, 2016

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[…continue]

A laptop with large chunky headphones plugged in. Netflix to Enhance Access for Customers Who Are Blind April 14, 2016

Berkeley, CA – April 14, 2016 – In a first-of-its-kind settlement, advocates for people who are blind have reached an agreement with Netflix to make accessible the movies and videos offered through the Netflix video streaming and DVD rental subscriptions. The settlement provides that Netflix will make its video content accessible by adding a new[…continue]

Rear of a yellow taxi van with its trunk door open and a wheelchair tamp Lawsuit Challenges Discriminatory Fares for Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service February 24, 2016

February 24, 2016—Berkeley, CA—A lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Serra Yellow Cab (“Serra”) violates federal and state law by charging wheelchair users up to four times more than the standard fare because they require accessible taxis. Serra, a for-profit transportation company based in[…continue]