Rideshare company Uber announced Thursday that it would be partnering with local health care facilities to offer patients rides to their doctors’ offices. But, as the company plans to roll out the initiative, it faces lawsuits in several major cities alleging that it fails to provide enough wheelchair-accessible vehicles to customers.


Uber has a specific service for people with wheelchairs, it’s called UberWAV for “wheelchair accessible vehicle.” But disability rights advocates say those cars are rarely available.

DRA Announces New York Office Relocation and Expansion

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Media Contact: Christina Brandt-Young, (212) 644-8644, DRA Announces New York Office Relocation and Expansion “To accommodate new growth, better serve our clients, and ensure all New Yorkers have equal opportunities, DRA is moving to a new, expanded office on 42nd street.” –Michelle Caiola On Friday, March 2nd, DRA will […]

The San Francisco Examiner

Disability advocates filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber on Tuesday over the company’s lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, alleging it amounts to “illegal discrimination.”

The San Francisco Chronicle

When you request an Uber ride, you can swipe through options such as UberX, Pool, Black, SUV and WAV, which stands for “wheelchair accessible vehicle.”

The Bakersfield Californian

A lawsuit was filed against Kern County on Wednesday by two disability rights groups claiming that youth in the county’s correctional facilities were discriminated against.


The MTA agrees to study how it can open up more of the subway system to disabled riders who now have access to less than a quarter of its stations.

Watchdog Groups Charge That Kern County Juvenile Corrections Discriminates Against Youth With Disabilities And File Suit In Federal Court

County is Cooperating Fully with Investigation Berkeley, Calif. (February 22, 2018) – Today, Disability Rights California (“DRC”) and Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”) released a 50-page report on their 6-month investigation of the treatment of youth with disabilities at the County Juvenile Hall and other county correctional facilities.  The investigation uncovered what the groups describe as […]

January 2018 E-Newsletter

In This Issue Letter from the Managing Directors New Wolinsky Fellow Ensuring the Larry Paradis Legacy Fund Lasts in Perpetuity Impact Report Letter from the Managing Directors Dear DRA Family, We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and that your 2018 is off to a great start. We would like to start this New Year […]