Coverage Archive

Straus Media

May 1, 2017

If Sue Susman were to take the subway from her Upper West Side residence to see her doctors at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center on West 165th Street, she would have to take a downtown-bound 1 train at 96th Street, get off at 59th Street, and then transfer to an uptown A or C train.

Courthouse News Service

April 28, 2017

Under a new settlement, one of the nation’s largest movie theater chains, AMC, will adopt sweeping reforms to give blind customers access to devices that describe visual elements in films.

CityLab (The Atlantic)

April 28, 2017

The subway is often cited as the most convenient way to get around New York City, but for Chris Pangilinan, riding the system is like playing a game of Russian roulette.

Emily Ammann

April 27, 2017

I love New York, but the city hasn’t always been the most friendly to me. Or my walker and wheelchair, I should say.

New York Daily News

April 27, 2017

Disability advocates fed up with chronically busted elevators and inaccessible subway stations have hit the MTA with two class-action suits.

Legal Reader

April 27, 2017

Disability advocates have filed two lawsuits against the operator of the New York City subway, claiming that a lack of concessions for handicapped riders is tantamount to discrimination.

Free Wheelin’

April 26, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25, two class action lawsuits were filed against New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), accusing it of systematically excluding people with disabilities due to a lack of accessible subway stations.

Gothamist

April 26, 2017

Calling the New York City subway system “the least accessible in the country,” disability advocates announced that they filed two class action lawsuits against the MTA for “excluding people with disabilities.”

AM New York

April 26, 2017

Two class action lawsuits were filed against the MTA Tuesday accusing the transit system of discriminating against disabled riders. The lawsuits were filed by disability rights advocates on behalf of a coalition of other disability rights groups and three individuals.

WNYC – The Brian Lehrer Show

April 26, 2017

What’s it like getting around the New York City for people with disabilities? “There is approximately 20 percent accessibility level,” says Michelle Caiola, director of litigation in Disability Rights Advocates’ New York Office. “This is a civil rights issue… in New York City the subway is everything.”

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