Eatsa, Restaurant of the Future, Excludes Blind Customers

March 23, 2017 – New York, NY – Eatsa, a chain of eateries touted as the “restaurant of the future,” has arrived in New York City with two Manhattan locations.  Yet its high-tech ordering and food pick-up process has failed to include existing, readily available usability features for blind and low vision people, in violation of […]

Palm Beach Post

A New York memorial built to honor Franklin D. Roosevelt, America’s first wheelchair using president, has numerous features that make it difficult for wheelchair users to enjoy, a class-action lawsuit says.


If Franklin D. Roosevelt were alive today, the former President would have trouble accessing a New York memorial built to honor him, a lawsuit says.


People who use wheelchairs are unable to fully enjoy a New York City park named after President Franklin Roosevelt, one of the most famous wheelchair users in U.S. history, a class-action lawsuit claims.

Fox News

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used a wheelchair for years but a New York City memorial in his honor is inaccessible to wheelchair-using visitors, a new lawsuit claims.

PIX11 News

President Franklin D. Roosevelt wouldn’t have been able to fully access a park on Roosevelt Island named in his honor: the park begins and ends with stairs.

Curbed NY (Vox Media)

Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms Park is now the subject of a class-action lawsuit, which alleges that the park’s design violates the Americans With Disabilities act, and is not fully accessible.

New York Times

A New York park honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who used a wheelchair for years, is not fully accessible to disabled people, according to a class-action suit filed against the state and the conservancy that runs the park.

Wheelchair Users Sue Over FDR Four Freedoms Park’s Major Barriers to Access

Site dedicated to freedom denies freedom of access to people with disabilities March 16, 2017—New York, NY—In 2012, New York City welcomed the opening of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. Yet FDR, the President it commemorates who used a wheelchair for mobility, would have struggled to take in its dramatic […]

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