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Jackson v. The Board of Education of the City of Chicago

On August 29, 2019, Disability Rights Advocates and Legal Council for Health Justice filed a class action lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools (“CPS”) challenging CPS’s policy of denying free nutrition programs to students whose disabilities require them to attend therapeutic day schools (“TDS”). The named plaintiff – the guardian of a student with several disabilities[…continue]

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Smith v. City of Oakland

Case Area: , Disability:

Oakland renters who need to live in accessible units are either shut out of the City’s rent control protections entirely, or forced to live in inaccessible units. If you are in either situation, we want to hear from you: contact us at 510-665-8644 or rentcontrol@dralegal.org. On August 28, 2019, DRA and the Public Interest Law[…continue]

News & Current Events

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]

A row of taxis not being used in Pittsburgh, PA Federal Court Rules That Civil Rights Claims Against Uber Must Be Heard in Court November 13, 2019

  Ruling comes after Uber tried to avoid its legal responsibility to provide transportation accessible for all PITTSBURGH, PA (November 13, 2019) – Yesterday, a federal court in Pittsburgh ruled that plaintiffs suing Uber for failing to provide transportation accessible to people with disabilities cannot be forced into arbitration and must have their claims heard openly[…continue]

Hoover Tower at Stanford University Stanford and Students with Mental Health Disabilities Reach Landmark Settlement October 7, 2019

  Settlement is most comprehensive ever to protect college students with mental health disabilities from unnecessary exclusion Palo Alto, CA—October 7, 2019—A coalition of Stanford students and Stanford University have reached a groundbreaking settlement agreement that will result in significant changes to Stanford’s leave of absence policies and practices, all of which will help ensure[…continue]