The Village Voice

At the close of Wednesday’s MTA board meeting, one board member offered a suggestion for addressing the system’s abysmal state of access for the disabled.

Disability Rights Advocates Presents Three Eagle Awards in 2017

New York, NY—October 2017—Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), the leading national nonprofit disability rights legal center, honors three outstanding advocates for the disability community in 2017. The Museum Access Consortium (MAC), Rebecca Alexander, and Starbucks were each presented with Eagle Awards at DRA’s Inaugural New York Gala on October 12, 2017. About DRA’s Eagle Awards Every […]

October 2017 E-Newsletter

In This Issue Letter from the Managing Director DRA is Growing Larry Paradis Posthumously Receives ABA’s Paul G. Hearne Award Impact Report Letter from the Managing Director Dear DRA family, Thanks to all who made DRA’s inaugural New York gala a night to remember. Together we celebrated our 2017 Eagle Awardees for their outstanding advocacy […]


Eatsa made headlines when they were served a lawsuit by the Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national nonprofit. Their lawsuit alleged that Eatsa’s central feature — exclusively in-app ordering and automat-style food pickup — discriminated against blind people.


A California federal judge signed off on a settlement worth more than $180 million between the City of Long Beach, California, and a class of residents with disabilities, ending an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit alleging the city’s non-accessible sidewalks are discriminatory toward people in wheelchairs.


After nearly six months of construction, the Bay Ridge Avenue R subway station reopened on Friday with countdown clocks, colorful tiles, and shiny new leaning benches. But a small crowd of people gathered for the MTA’s ribbon cutting to protest what was missing: an elevator to accommodate disabled New Yorkers.

New York Law Journal

Several New York City-based health care institutions have agreed to update their buildings and infrastructure to make them accessible for patients and visitors with disabilities, settling a years-long lawsuit.

Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Continuum Health Partners Agree to Landmark Class Action Settlement to Improve Health Care Services for New Yorkers with Disabilities

New York, NY—October 12, 2017— Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Continuum Health Partners (collectively, the “Heritage Continuum Hospitals”) have agreed to a comprehensive long-term plan to improve access to health care for patients and hospital visitors with disabilities. The agreement settles a 2013 lawsuit brought […]

AM New York

Elected officials encountered an out-of-order subway elevator immediately after pledging to take stair-free subway rides this week — a serendipitous affirmation of the need for accessibility improvements by the MTA.

The Chief-Leader

A national disability-rights group has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that the Fire Department illegally denied a former Marine a job because of a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that he received at the time of his honorable discharge from service in the Iraq war, approximately eight years earlier.

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