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Lawsuit Challenges Oregon Department of Corrections’ Policy of Charging People With Disabilities for Their Prostheses and Other Durable Medical Equipment

  April 21, 2021– Salem, OR – Yesterday Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national non-profit legal center, and Lynn S. Walsh, filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) on behalf of current and former people with disabilities who are incarcerated and who have been charged […]

DRA Establishes Edith Prentiss Disability Justice Award

  To carry forward the critical legacy of fiery, grassroots disability justice advocates in New York and across the Country April 15, 2021—New York, NY—Today Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) announced, with support from the Prentiss family, the establishment of the Edith Prentiss Disability Justice Award, to be bestowed annually on a disability justice advocate who […]

U.S. Department of Justice

Justice Department Moves to Intervene in Disability Discrimination Suit Against City of Chicago Regarding Pedestrians with Visual Disabilities – The Justice Department today moved to intervene in a disability discrimination lawsuit that private plaintiffs with visual disabilities brought against the City of Chicago under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the […]

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Reporting directly to the President and CEO who is visually impaired, the Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for the President and CEO and serves as a liaison with the Board of Directors.  The Executive Assistant must be an excellent communicator, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, mission-driven, results-driven environment.  The ideal […]

The Verge

HBO Max begins rolling out audio descriptions – Select titles on HBO Max now have audio descriptions, which are separate audio tracks that describe what’s visually happening on-screen. The option is currently available on the website and mobile apps but not on TV apps. 

HBO Max Rolls Out Audio Described Content

  Customers Who are Blind Will Notice Many New Features, With More on the Horizon March 26, 2021 – Boston, MA – Advocates for people who are blind applaud WarnerMedia’s first delivery date of significant upgrades in the landmark agreement signed last October by WarnerMedia; the American Council of the Blind (ACB); the Massachusetts-based Bay […]

Federal Appeals Court: Civil Rights Claims Against Uber Must Be Heard in Court

  March 22, 2021 – Pittsburgh, PA – Plaintiffs suing Uber for failing to provide transportation accessible to people with disabilities cannot be forced out of court and into arbitration, a federal court of appeals ruled on Wednesday. Read the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion here. The plaintiffs are people with disabilities who cannot use Uber’s […]

Reuters

Uber can’t force arbitration of disability discrimination claims – 3rd Circuit – Ride-hailing app giant Uber Technologies Inc cannot force Pittsburgh motorized wheelchair users suing the company for disability discrimination to arbitrate their claims, a federal appeals court has ruled.

SF Chronicle

People living in their RVs in Pacifica are suing the city over its parking ban – Five people who live in their RVs have joined the ACLU of Northern California in a lawsuit against the city of Pacifica and its ban against parking an RV within the city.

Mercury News

Pacifica: RV-dwellers take city’s parking ban to court – A group of RV-dwellers and civil rights activists sued the city of Pacifica this week, fighting for the right to park the wheeled homes on city streets.