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Wheelchair-user trying to find a ride

Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco (ILRC), et al. v. Lyft, Inc., et al.

Case Area: , Disability:

In March 2019, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a major class action lawsuit against Lyft challenging the popular ride-sharing service’s failure to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles as a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The federal law suit was brought by a coalition of individuals and disability rights groups in the San Francisco Bay Area:[…continue]

A curb cut on a street corner in NYC. The surface is missing big chunks of cement, making it very hazardous.

Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY), et al. v. City of New York, et al.

In July 2014, DRA and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP filed a class action lawsuit against the City of New York challenging widespread, dangerous curb ramps and inaccessible pedestrian routes throughout New York City neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan, where a number of critical services, including government buildings, centers for civic participation, offices, and other[…continue]

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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]

Sacramento Airport - Terminal B Sacramento County and Disability Advocates Reach Landmark Settlement on Accessibility of Sacramento International Airport March 15, 2019

Access Barriers Will Be Removed, Comprehensive Emergency Plan Implemented March 18, 2019 – Sacramento, CA – Disability advocates and the County of Sacramento have reached a groundbreaking settlement agreement following years of litigation that will result in significant changes to the emergency preparedness plan at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), all of which will help ensure[…continue]