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What’s All The Buzz About?

  DONATE NOW Spring is here.  Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and so are DRA’s New York and California offices.  What’s all the buzz about?  Here’s a breakdown: Why Does DRA Exist? School children with disabilities frequently aren’t receiving necessary services or equal access to education. In medical settings, hospital patients with disabilities can’t […]

SF Chronicle

The effort to open California’s parks to people of every ability has raised important questions about the proper balance of nature and civilization in public parks. Should trails be paved? Can a path formed thousands of years ago violate a 29-year-old law?

KQED

Federal complaint alleges that ride-hailing firm discriminates by failing to serve those who need to travel in wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

Forbes

This morning, the Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a federal lawsuit against Lyft at The United States District Court for the Northern District of California. According to the complaint, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing app excludes persons with mobility disabilities who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs) in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lyft Sued for Illegally Excluding Bay Area Wheelchair-Users

For Immediate Release Berkeley, CA (March 20, 2019)—Today, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a class action lawsuit against Lyft, challenging its failure to make its popular, on-demand ridesharing service available to people who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles in the Bay Area. The plaintiffs include Community Resources for Independent Living, Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco, and […]

Sacramento County and Disability Advocates Reach Landmark Settlement on Accessibility of Sacramento International Airport

Access Barriers Will Be Removed, Comprehensive Emergency Plan Implemented March 18, 2019 – Sacramento, CA – Disability advocates and the County of Sacramento have reached a groundbreaking settlement agreement following years of litigation that will result in significant changes to the emergency preparedness plan at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), all of which will help ensure […]

Bloomberg

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York must install elevators in all subway stations when its renovations involve the replacement of stairs, a federal judge ruled in a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act.