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A Conversation With Staff Attorney Rebecca Rodgers

Staff Attorney Rebecca Rodgers was one of DRA’s first New York attorneys, joining the organization more than five years ago. She spoke with Administrative Assistant Chris Maccarone about her work and what makes DRA unique.  Chris Maccarone: How long have you been a part of Disability Rights Advocates, and what drew you to the organization? […]

Thanking Bill Alderman For His Board Service

Bill Alderman is Senior Counsel at Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe, LLP.  He’s served on DRA’s Board of Directors since September 2006 and his final Board term ends this month. He spoke with Managing Director, Development & Operations, Kate Hamilton about his time with DRA and his hopes for its future.  Kate Hamilton: What brought you […]

February 2019 E-News: Valentines Greetings From DRA

In This Issue A Letter from the Managing Directors A Conversation With Staff Attorney Rebecca Rodgers Talking With Bill Alderman Congratulations and Promotions DRA’s 2019 Gala Impact Report A Letter From the Managing Directors Dear DRA friends, colleagues, and supporters, This Valentine’s Day, thanks to your support of the Larry Paradis Legacy Fund, DRA is […]

Cole, et al. v. County of Santa Clara, et al. Class Notice

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has preliminarily approved a class action settlement in Cole, et al. v. County of Santa Clara, et al. If you are a person with a mobility disability who is now or will be in the future incarcerated at the Santa Clara County Jails, you may […]

Curbed

A federal lawsuit accuses New York City of failing to ensure that students with diabetes can attend public school safely and with equal access to educational opportunities as their peers.

Santa Clara County Agrees to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Addressing Improved Access for Inmates with Mobility Disabilities at the Santa Clara County Jails

February 8, 2019 – San Jose, CA –The Parties to the action Cole v. County of Santa Clara, N.D. Cal No. 5:16-cv-06594 (filed Nov. 2016) have reached an agreement on a Consent Decree to address conditions for inmates with mobility disabilities within the Santa Clara County Jails (the “Jails”), including the Main Jail Complex, located in […]

Bay Area National Parks Accessibility Forum

As part of DRA’s settlement in Gray, et. al v. Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), et al., the National Park Service will be holding a public forum on the accessibility of Bay Area National Parks with the goal to learn, share and improve accessibility for everyone.  The event will include presentations from Golden Gate National […]

The Wall Street Journal

A federal lawsuit accuses New York City of failing to ensure that students with diabetes can attend public school safely and with equal access to educational opportunities as their peers.