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January 2018 E-Newsletter

In This Issue Letter from the Managing Directors New Wolinsky Fellow Ensuring the Larry Paradis Legacy Fund Lasts in Perpetuity Impact Report Letter from the Managing Directors Dear DRA Family, We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and that your 2018 is off to a great start. We would like to start this New Year […]

Ability Magazine

E la Carte, Inc., creators of the PrestoPrime EMV System for full-service restaurants, and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar, announced a partnership with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco to produce a text-to-speech capability for the PrestoPrime EMV System that will be incorporated […]

New Accessibility Features Coming to PrestoPrime EMV System

E la Carte, Applebee’s® Grill + Bar, National Federation of the Blind, and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco Announce Collaboration to Make In-Restaurant Table-top Tablets Accessible to Blind Guests Redwood City, Calif. (January 9, 2018) – E la Carte, Inc., creators of the PrestoPrime™ EMV System™ for full-service restaurants, and […]

Communications & Development Coordinator

With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates is the leading nonprofit disability rights legal center 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, DRA has taken on and won hundreds of cases—achieving dramatic improvements for people […]

Make new headlines with DRA.

Dear DRA Family, Are you sick of reading headlines like these? Are you frustrated that the civil rights of the most vulnerable citizens are being attacked? Do something about it today by making a gift to DRA. “I support DRA as the leading civil rights organization for people with disabilities. Currently, the civil rights of […]

Settlement Reached to Provide Equal Access to FDR Memorial on Roosevelt Island

New York, NY—November 29, 2017—In resolution of a federal lawsuit brought by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) last March, the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have agreed to the installation of a lift at the front steps of the monument built in 2012 to honor Franklin […]

Associated Press

Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.

Law360

Video streaming giant Hulu LLC was hit with a proposed class action in Massachusetts federal court on Monday alleging its services exclude the blind and visually impaired.

Nationwide Class Action Challenges Hulu’s Discrimination against Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals

Boston, Massachusetts—November 20, 2017—A coalition of blind and visually impaired individuals and advocacy groups filed a nationwide class action today against Hulu to end the video streaming company’s ongoing exclusion of blind and visually impaired Americans. The lawsuit—filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts—challenges Hulu’s violation of the Americans with Disabilities […]

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.

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