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]

Empty School Cafeteria

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]

News & Current Events

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]

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]