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Litigation Assistant / Paralegal

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation, is setting precedents and challenging norms. With offices in California and New York, we provide free legal representation in complex, system changing, class-action cases—achieving dramatic improvements for people with disabilities seeking access to government services and businesses, health care, […]

Uber’s Lack of Accessible Vehicles Shuts Out Wheelchair Users in All Five Boroughs

July 18, 2017—New York, New York—Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national nonprofit legal center, filed a major class action today against Uber on behalf of a broad coalition of disability groups and disabled individuals in New York City, because Uber is 99.9% inaccessible to people with mobility disabilities. The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme […]

Fellowship Attorney (Sponsored) 2018

Seeking Candidates for Sponsored Fellowships to begin September 2018 Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a non-profit law firm advancing equal rights and opportunities for people with a wide range of disabilities, is setting precedents and challenging norms. Attorneys at DRA gain valuable experience in undertaking high-impact litigation while doing work that is meaningful and advances civil […]

Fellowship Attorney 2018

Seeking Candidates for Fellowships to Begin September 2018 Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a non-profit law firm advancing equal rights and opportunities for people with a wide range of disabilities, is setting precedents and challenging norms. Attorneys at DRA gain valuable experience in undertaking high-impact litigation while doing work that is meaningful and advances civil rights.  […]

Fake News, Real News, and What You Can Do

Fake News “I would never say anything bad about a person that has a disability…I swear to you it’s true, 100 percent true…Who would do that to [the] handicapped?”     – Donald Trump Real News The rights of Americans with disabilities are under siege. Disability Rights Advocates knows how to protect them. DRA has […]

June 2017 E-Newsletter

In This Issue Letter from the Chair of the Board Celebration of Larry Paradis’ Legacy with DRA DRA’s Inaugural New York Gala Impact Report Letter from the Chair of the Board Dear DRA Family, Last month, DRA’s Board and Andy Mudryk decided to move in different directions. We are grateful for Andy’s service to the […]

Rebelwheels’ Soapbox

This morning as I checked social media, I noticed there was a trending NYT article entitled “Tired Of The Subways? Blame Andrew Cuomo.” It talked all about how the MTA was failing the NYC customer, how the system was outdated and how Governor Cuomo has dropped the ball.

San Francisco Examiner

Just as BART announced the opening of Warm Springs Station, I sat in my wheelchair at Powell Station wondering if the elevator doors would open at all — they didn’t.

Rooted in Rights

New York City’s (NYC’s) public transportation system is notoriously inaccessible. Only about one in every five subway stations is wheelchair accessible.

Northwest Hospital and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Partners to Ensure Effective Communication during Health Care

Seattle, WA—May 16, 2017—Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) today announces an agreement with Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  Over the last several months, Northwest Hospital, DRA, three individual members of Seattle’s Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (DDBHH) community, and Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)  have worked together to ensure that Northwest Hospital’s outstanding, patient-focused […]

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