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 […]
After Years of Failed Attempts to Get the San Jose Sharks to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Blind Fans Resort to Lawsuit
Photo by duluoz cats, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Berkeley, CA (March 26, 2019)— As the San Jose Sharks clinch their fourth-consecutive berth to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, blind hockey fans take aim at the NHL team’s failure to ensure equal access to the digital fan experience. The San Jose Sharks + SAP Center mobile application—a key digital […]
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?
Federal complaint alleges that ride-hailing firm discriminates by failing to serve those who need to travel in wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
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 […]
Sidewalks Hearing – Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York et al. v. The City Of New York, et al.
A hearing in DRA’s sidewalks case, Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York et al. v. The City Of New York, et al., is set for 3/19/2019 at 10:30 AM EST before Judge George B. Daniels in Courtroom 11A.
Judge Approves Settlement that Dramatically Improves Accessibility of New York City’s Sidewalks
March 19, 2019 – New York, NY – Today, Honorable Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York issued preliminary approval of a historic class action settlement that establishes a comprehensive remedial plan for drastically improving sidewalk accessibility for all members of New York City’s disability community. For years, the disability community – as […]
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 […]
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.