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Inaccessible stairway at Hunters Point Library

Jackson v. Queens Borough Public Library

On November 26, 2019, 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 of New York, challenging the inaccessibility of Queens’ newest library branch, Hunters Point Library. Plaintiffs Tanya Jackson and Center for Independence of the Disabled[…continue]

A row of taxis not being used in Pittsburgh, PA

O’Hanlon v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

On June 11, 2019, DRA and co-counsel Carlson Lynch filed a class action lawsuit against Uber, challenging its failure to make wheelchair-accessible vehicles available through its popular, on-demand ridesharing service in the Pittsburgh area. Uber is a multi-billion dollar company and a major provider of transportation services in the Pittsburgh area. However, Uber fails to[…continue]

News & Current Events

View from behind bars inside ICE detention center Civil Rights Organizations Seek Emergency Court Ruling for Immediate COVID-19 Protections for People in Immigration Detention Centers March 25, 2020

  March 25, 2020 — RIVERSIDE, Calif. –– Early this morning, a group of civil rights legal organizations and their pro bono law firm partners filed an emergency application for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeking a court order requiring that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)[…continue]

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. Court Preliminarily Approves Nationwide Settlement With Mobility Works, One Of Country’s Largest Providers of Wheelchair Accessible Vans March 19, 2020

On March 6, 2020, Judge Jeffrey White of the Northern District of California preliminarily approved a class action settlement with Mobility Works, one of the country’s largest providers of wheelchair accessible vans for sale or rent, and a major installer of adaptive devices for drivers with disabilities. If you are a driver with a disability[…continue]

Inaccessible NYC Police Station Entrance Judge Finds NYPD Liable, Must Provide People with Disabilities Access to Police Stations February 5, 2020

Ruling affirms and holds NYPD accountable for broad inaccessibility of police precinct stations Police department must include disability community as it works to eliminate barriers NEW YORK – A federal judge has issued a major ruling holding the New York City Police Department (NYPD) liable for discrimination against people with disabilities by shutting them out of police[…continue]