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