Federal Court Certifies Class of Children Systematically Denied Access to Special Education in Oxnard, California
Disponible en español abajo. July 31, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Federal Judge John A. Kronstadt of the Central District of California has certified a class of elementary and middle school children in a case charging that the mostly Latinx Oxnard School District does not provide special education evaluations or services for students who show clear […]
Judge Gives Final Approval to Settlement That Dramatically Improves New York City’s Sidewalks
July 23, 2019 – New York, NY – Today, Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York approved a historic class action settlement that establishes a comprehensive remedial plan to dramatically improve sidewalk accessibility for New York City’s disability community. For decades, the disability community – as well as all New Yorkers – has […]
The MTA has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that they discriminate against transit riders with disabilities.
June 2019 E-News: Summer Updates from DRA
In This Issue A Letter from the Managing Directors A Conversation with Board Member Tami Hamalian DRA Will Receive the Alan T. Brown Foundation’s “Standing Tall Award” 2019 Summer Interns Impact Report A Letter From the Managing Directors Hello friends and fans of DRA, As promised last month, we have more civil rights victories and […]
EEOC Finds That FDNY Discriminates Against Veterans with PTSD in Hiring Process
FDNY Firetruck, by Andrew Dallos, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 New York, New York—June 19, 2019—The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued an important determination that the Fire Department of New York (“FDNY”) has unfairly discriminated against veterans with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) in its firefighter hiring process. Several members of the […]
Uber Sued for Discriminating Against Wheelchair-Users
Pittsburgh, PA (June 11, 2019)—Today, Carlson Lynch LLP and Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a class action lawsuit against Uber, challenging the popular ride-sharing service’s failure to make wheelchair-accessible vehicles available in the Pittsburgh area through its rideshare service. The suit, brought by individuals in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, challenges Uber’s wheelchair-inaccessibility. The plaintiffs—four […]
MTA is Not Above NYC Human Rights Law and Judge Rules They Can’t Discriminate Against People with Disabilities Who Use the Subway
New York, New York (June 5, 2019) – Today, Justice Shlomo Hagler of the Supreme Court of New York, New York County, denied the request of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) and the City of New York (“the City”) to dismiss a civil-rights lawsuit filed by the disability community. The lawsuit alleged that the […]
May 2019 E-News: Busy Bees at DRA
In This Issue A Letter from the Managing Directors Support DRA this Spring Sponsor DRA’s 2019 NYC Gala Where Disability and Technology Met Impact Report A Letter From the Managing Directors Hello friends and fans of DRA, In our last, February, e-newsletter we laid out our plans for the year—providing people with disabilities with safe […]
NY Daily News
Disability rights groups filed a major lawsuit against the MTA Wednesday, arguing the agency’s repeated decisions to complete major subway station renovations without adding handicap-accessible features violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The MTA repeatedly broke the law as it renovated subway stations without adding elevators, according to a major lawsuit filed Wednesday.