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
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
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.
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
Every morning, like many New Yorkers, Chris Pangilinan checks his phone to see if there will be interruptions to his subway commute.
The Daily Beast
The New York City Fire Department discriminated against a military veteran who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a complaint filed Tuesday with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission by an Iraq War vet.
NEW YORK CITY — About 80 percent of the city’s curb cuts are not up to federal standards for the disabled even after $243 million in taxpayer funds were shelled out over the last 15 years to build new ramps, according to a recent study by a federal court monitor.
The nation’s largest school district is being accused of failing to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy and other legally-mandated services to students with disabilities.
New York City schools are failing to meet their obligation to provide services such as occupational or speech therapy to students who need it, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed by a disability advocacy group.
A program that makes New York City parents responsible for finding their own special education services — but that often leaves them with no services at all — is under legal attack.