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 […]


Disability Equals Disenfranchisement, Lawsuit Says

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As Older Adults Prepare to Walk Around, Will Infrastructure Let Them?

#GivingTuesdayNow: A Sliver of Light

  Dear DRA Supporters, Clients, and Friends, Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. A Sliver of Light: Last month, as our country suffered under the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, DRA took action to protect some of our nation’s most vulnerable. DRA’s […]

New Lawsuit Challenges State’s Discrimination Against Deaf Californians with Disabilities

  Click here to view press release in ASL   Class action lawsuit holds Department of Developmental Services accountable for decades of isolating deaf clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities April 30, 2020 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, Disability Rights California and Disability Rights Advocates filed a class action lawsuit against the California Department […]