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Settlement Reached to Provide Equal Access to Critical Health Care Services

New York, NY—In resolution of a federal lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) last March, NYU Langone Health, NRAD Medical Associates, and related entities have agreed to acquire and install height-adjustable examination tables and related accessible medical equipment at each of their radiology centers in Nassau County and […]

Full-Charge Bookkeeper

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is the leading nonprofit disability rights legal center in the nation advancing equal rights and opportunities for people with all types of disabilities. With offices in California and New York, DRA represents people with disabilities in complex, system-change, class-action cases, achieving dramatic improvements in all areas of life: technology, health care, […]

Route Fifty

Golfo is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed last month that alleges New York City is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 because it has not adequately upgraded crosswalk signals to accommodate blind pedestrians.

Disability Conference in Stockholm, Sweden

Authored by Pat Kirkpatrick, DRA Board Member In late May 2018, Swedish disability rights leader Adolf Ratzka invited Sid Wolinsky and Pat Kirkpatrick to participate in a forum entitled “Using Law as a Tool for Social Change.”  We were specifically asked to present because of Disability Rights Advocates’ successful advocacy and high impact cases using […]

NY1

Errol Louis discussed the fight for increased accessibility in the subway with Emily Seelenfeund of Disability Rights Advocates and the Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York’s Susan Dooha and Dustin Jones.

The Stanford Daily

Three more individuals have joined the class-action lawsuit against Stanford — originally filed in May — which claims that the University, in placing students on leaves of absences in the face of severe mental health challenges without seeking sufficient accommodations, has discriminated against students with mental health disabilities.

StreetsBlog NYC

Andy Byford has committed to doubling the pace of elevator installation. Disability advocates want that codified in an enforceable court agreement.

More Students Join Class Action by Mental Health Coalition against Stanford University

  Berkeley, CA (July 16, 2018) – Three more students have joined a precedent-setting class action brought by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) against Stanford University for violating the rights of students with mental health disabilities.  The lawsuit alleges that Stanford routinely responds to student mental health crises by barring students from campus and evicting them […]

Summer 2019 Law Clerk

Disability Rights Advocates Seeks 2Ls for Summer 2019 Law Clerk Positions With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation. DRA provides free legal representation to people with the full spectrum of disabilities in complex, system-change class-action cases.  Founded in […]

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges NYC Sidewalks Won’t Be Safe For Blind Pedestrians For 170 Years

  Photograph by Sarah Walkington, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 New York City, NY – June 27, 2018 – Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”), on behalf of the American Council of the Blind of New York (“ACBNY”) and two individual plaintiffs, filed a landmark class action lawsuit today against the New York City Department of Transportation. According to the suit, New York City violates […]