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Disabled In Action of Metropolitan New York (DIA), et al. v. The City of New York, et al.

Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”) filed a class action lawsuit against the New York City Police Department and the City of New York in October 2016 on behalf of four individual plaintiffs who were unable to get into their precincts to make crime reports, attend community safety meetings, or otherwise access the services provided at stations[…continue]

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Eason, et al. v. New York State Board of Elections (NYS BOE), et al.

Disability Rights Advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles over online voter registration that is inaccessible to people with disabilities on June 9, 2016. As a result of a settlement reached on February 25, 2019, the BOE and DMV have agreed to[…continue]

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A red swoosh with the words DRA Demands Access To Crucial Subway Accessibility Documents April 22, 2019

New York City (April 22, 2019)–Today, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) demands access to the MTA’s frequently referenced, but not produced, accessibility survey documents.  DRA filed an Article 78 petition in New York State Court seeking access to the MTA’s ongoing, multi-million dollar global accessibility survey of the New York City subway system. The MTA has[…continue]

Wheelchair-user trying to find a ride Lyft Sued for Illegally Excluding Bay Area Wheelchair-Users March 20, 2019

For Immediate Release Berkeley, CA (March 20, 2019)—Today, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a class action lawsuit against Lyft, challenging its failure to make its popular, on-demand ridesharing service available to people who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles in the Bay Area. The plaintiffs include Community Resources for Independent Living, Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco, and[…continue]

A curb cut on a street corner in NYC. The surface is missing big chunks of cement, making it very hazardous. Judge Approves Settlement that Dramatically Improves Accessibility of New York City’s Sidewalks March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 – New York, NY – Today, Honorable Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York issued preliminary approval of a historic class action settlement that establishes a comprehensive remedial plan for drastically improving sidewalk accessibility for all members of New York City’s disability community.  For years, the disability community – as[…continue]