Our Impact

Intersection in Chicago without APS

American Council of the Blind of Metropolitan Chicago vs. City of Chicago

On September 23, 2019, DRA and Proskauer Rose LLP, on behalf of the American Council of the Blind of Metropolitan Chicago and three individual plaintiffs, filed a landmark class action lawsuit against the Chicago Department of Transportation. The lawsuit alleges that Chicago ignores blind pedestrians in its pedestrian planning, sometimes ignoring their safety needs and[…continue]

Hoover Tower at Stanford University

Mental Health & Wellness Coalition v. Stanford

Case Area: Disability:

Disability Rights Advocates initially brought this case on behalf of the Stanford Mental Health & Wellness Coalition and three students in May 2018. On July 16, 2018, with three new students joining the suit, DRA filed a motion for class action certification requesting that the court certify a class to challenge Stanford’s system-wide policies and[…continue]

News & Current Events

Inaccessible NYC Police Station Entrance Judge Finds NYPD Liable, Must Provide People with Disabilities Access to Police Stations February 5, 2020

Ruling affirms and holds NYPD accountable for broad inaccessibility of police precinct stations Police department must include disability community as it works to eliminate barriers NEW YORK – A federal judge has issued a major ruling holding the New York City Police Department (NYPD) liable for discrimination against people with disabilities by shutting them out of police[…continue]

An eagle made of light, soaring on a redbackground over the buildings of NYC. Text reads DRA’s 2019 Impact Roundup December 17, 2019

Hello friends and fans of DRA, It has been BIG year at DRA! Our hard-working team has filed and won major cases in diverse geographies, on behalf of people across the disability spectrum, to bring about monumental changes that protect the civil rights of millions.  We couldn’t have done it without you: our donors, clients,[…continue]

Inaccessible stairway at Hunters Point Library Queens Borough Public Library Sued for Excluding Persons with Disabilities from Full and Equal Access to Hunters Point Library November 26, 2019

Disability Rights Advocates calls out shocking disregard for community, seeks to force library to fix this unjust and discriminatory situation   NEW YORK (November 26, 2019) – Today, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a class action lawsuit against Queens Borough Public Library, The Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library, and the City[…continue]