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FDNY Violates ADA by Pre-judging Veteran Applicants as Unfit

Photo by Andrew Dallos, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 New York, New York—Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national nonprofit legal center, filed a Charge of Discrimination for Julio Andrade, a former Marine, after the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) denied him a job as a Fire Fighter because of a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress […]

eatsa Agrees to Make its Cutting-Edge Technology Accessible to Blind Customers

New York, NY—September 14, 2017—eatsa, a growing, national fast-casual restaurant chain, has reached an agreement with the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and members of the blind community in New York and California to make its automated self-service restaurant experience accessible to blind customers throughout the country. eatsa utilizes a high-tech service model in […]

DNAinfo

NEW YORK CITY — About 80 percent of the city’s curb cuts are not up to federal standards for the disabled even after $243 million in taxpayer funds were shelled out over the last 15 years to build new ramps, according to a recent study by a federal court monitor.

Court Report Confirms Dismal State of Sidewalks for Disabled New Yorkers

New York, NY—August 10, 2017—Special Master Robert L. Burgdorf, Jr., one of the nation’s leading experts on disability rights, issued a 285 page report finding that it could take another 20 years or more to bring New York City street corners into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if a proposed class settlement is […]

Summer Law Clerk 2018

Disability Rights Advocates Seeks 2Ls for Summer 2018 Law Clerk Positions  With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation. DRA provides free legal representation to people with the full spectrum of disabilities in complex, system-changing, class-action cases. Founded in 1993, […]

Disability Scoop

The nation’s largest school district is being accused of failing to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy and other legally-mandated services to students with disabilities.

Education Week

New York City schools are failing to meet their obligation to provide services such as occupational or speech therapy to students who need it, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed by a disability advocacy group.

Chalkbeat

A program that makes New York City parents responsible for finding their own special education services — but that often leaves them with no services at all — is under legal attack.

The New York Times

Two students with disabilities and their mothers, along with a Bronx nonprofit organization, sued the New York City Education Department in Federal District Court on Thursday, saying that it had violated their right to a “free appropriate public education.”

The New York Times

Two students with disabilities and their mothers, along with a Bronx nonprofit organization, sued the New York City Education Department in Federal District Court on Thursday, saying that it had violated their right to a “free appropriate public education.”

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