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The woman pictured here, had just boarded her vehicle by way of an access ramp, while seated in her wheelchair, and had maneuvered herself into the driver's-side swivel seat. Due to her disability, the steering wheel was equipped with a hand control, which she held in her right hand, enabling her to operate the accelerator and braking system using her hand rather than her feet.

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) v. MobilityWorks

Case Area: , Disability:

In October 2018, Disability Rights Advocates filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Mobility Works—the country’s largest provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles for sale or rent, and a major installer of adaptive devices—employed two policies that discriminated against drivers with disabilities. Mobility Works denied these allegations, and does not admit liability. But, after extensive negotiations,[…continue]

Inaccessible NYC Police Station Entrance

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

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

News & Current Events

An envelope being held up Agreement Made for June Accessible Absentee Voting Program June 3, 2020

      Agreement Made for June Accessible Absentee Voting Program June 3, 2020 – New York, NY – A federal court has approved an agreement between the NYS Board of Elections (NYS BOE) and disability groups that provides voters a more accessible absentee ballot for the upcoming June 23 Primary Election. Following a lawsuit[…continue]

Symbol of a wheelchair user in motion New York City’s Department of Education Fails to Provide Accessible Restrooms in Public School Buildings May 12, 2020

  Disability Rights Advocates exposes blatant disregard for individuals with mobility disabilities, seeks to force Department of Education to fix lack of accessibility to restrooms and evacuation points May 12, 2020 – New York, NY – Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national non-profit legal center, filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity[…continue]

An outside view of a building at WLAC, with text on the building Ninth Circuit Win for Students with Disabilities Seeking Equal Access to West Los Angeles College May 7, 2020

  May 7,2020 – Los Angeles, CA – On April 30, 2020, the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of students with disabilities seeking access to West Los Angeles College (WLAC), part of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), the largest District in the country. The Ninth Circuit found that requiring students with disabilities to[…continue]