Coverage Archive

Associated Press

November 21, 2017

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

November 20, 2017

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.

The Village Voice

November 16, 2017

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.

SFist

October 24, 2017

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.

Law360

October 19, 2017

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.

Gothamist

October 14, 2017

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

October 12, 2017

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.

AM New York

October 2, 2017

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

September 25, 2017

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.

Curbed New York

September 21, 2017

Every morning, like many New Yorkers, Chris Pangilinan checks his phone to see if there will be interruptions to his subway commute.

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