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New York’s New Accessible Absentee Ballots Aren’t Accessible Enough, Voters Say

Leadership in Unprecedented Times

Dear DRA Supporters, I’m happy to share the news that DRA’s Board of Directors voted last week to revise DRA’s three-person Managing Director structure with an Interim Executive Director role that Kate Hamilton will fill, pending placement of a permanent Executive Director.  Kate has served the organization since 2013, first as Development and Communications Director […]

Incarcerated Youth with Disabilities Gain Equal Access to Rehabilitation and Education

  Disability Rights Groups Reach Class Action Settlement with Kern County Juvenile Facilities (Bakersfield, CA) – On June 5, 2020, a federal court approved the final settlement reached between the Parties on behalf of youth with disabilities detained at Kern County Juvenile Facilities, who were represented by Disability Rights California (DRC) and Disability Rights Advocates […]

New York State Maintains Discriminatory Bar to Employment for Those with Less Than 20/40 Vision

  Disability Rights Advocates challenges the State’s irrational, blanket disqualification of workers based on disability, seeks to bring hiring standards into compliance with the law June 10, 2020 – New York, NY – Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national non-profit legal center, filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the […]

Unanimous Appellate Court Upholds Ruling That MTA is Subject to NYC Human Rights Law and Can be Held Liable for Discriminating Against Subway Riders with Disabilities

  June 8, 2020—New York, NY—A unanimous panel of four Judges from the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court affirmed a ruling by the lower Court, decided almost exactly a year ago on June 5, 2019, holding that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) and the City of New York (“the City”) can be held accountable […]

Agreement Made for June Accessible Absentee Voting Program

      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 […]

Litigation Assistant / Paralegal

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation, is setting precedents and challenging norms. With offices in California and New York, we provide free legal representation in complex, system changing, class-action cases—achieving dramatic improvements for people with disabilities seeking access to areas of life including government services […]

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Disability Equals Disenfranchisement, Lawsuit Says