Coverage Archive


February 22, 2018

The MTA agrees to study how it can open up more of the subway system to disabled riders who now have access to less than a quarter of its stations.

Independent Living Institute

February 13, 2018

Sid Wolinsky, Disability Rights Advocates, on Strategic Litigation (video with transcription and captioning)

Ability Magazine

January 9, 2018

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 […]

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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