Cases

National Federation of the Blind, et al. v. Scribd, Inc.

July 14, 2016

In July 2014, DRA filed a lawsuit on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Heidi Viens, challenging Scribd, Inc.’s failure to design its digital reading subscription service to work with software used by the blind.  Available on desktop and mobile devices, Scribd’s service provides users access to a large library of … Continue reading “National Federation of the Blind, et al. v. Scribd, Inc.”

United Spinal Association, et al. v. Board of Elections (BOE)

July 14, 2016

In 2010, DRA, United Spinal Association and Disabled in Action filed a lawsuit on behalf of all New Yorkers of voting age with mobility and vision disabilities, who face access barriers attempting to vote privately and independently at their designated polling sites in New York City year after year. After more than four years of … Continue reading “United Spinal Association, et al. v. Board of Elections (BOE)”

Gray, et. al v. Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), et al.

July 14, 2016

In 2008, DRA filed a lawsuit on behalf of a class of people with mobility and vision disabilities who were unable to fully participate in the Golden Gate National Recreational Area (GGNRA)’s park system due to pervasive access barriers at its parks, facilities, and programs. After approximately six years of contested litigation and extensive settlement … Continue reading “Gray, et. al v. Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), et al.”

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC), et al. v. County of Sacramento

July 14, 2016

Sacramento International Airport serves approximately 7.9 million passengers per year yet has failed to make its facilities and services accessible to travelers with disabilities. DRA’s class action lawsuit, filed in December of 2012, alleges that the County of Sacramento discriminates against people with mobility disabilities in its operation of the newly constructed Airport Terminal B, … Continue reading “California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC), et al. v. County of Sacramento”

Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

July 8, 2016

Disability Rights Advocates filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) and New York City Transit Authority (“NYCTA”) on June 28, 2016 challenging their failure to install an elevator when they completed a $21.85 million rehabilitation to the Middletown Road … Continue reading “Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)”

Eason, et al. v. New York State Board of Elections (NYS BOE), et al.

June 9, 2016

Disability Rights Advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles over online voter registration that is inaccessible to people with disabilities on June 9, 2016. As a result of a settlement reached on February 25, 2019, the BOE and DMV have agreed to … Continue reading “Eason, et al. v. New York State Board of Elections (NYS BOE), et al.”

Senior and Disability Action v. San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

May 12, 2016

On April 5, 2017, DRA and Legal Aid at Work filed a lawsuit against BART alleging that it discriminates against people with mobility disabilities and effectively excludes them from the regional mass transit system. For people with disabilities, problems that may be familiar annoyances to other riders can create absolute barriers to access. Problems cited … Continue reading “Senior and Disability Action v. San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)”

Netflix Settlement

April 14, 2016

In 2016, DRA reached a first-of-its-kind agreement with Netflix to make accessible for blind people the movies and videos offered through the Netflix video streaming and DVD rental subscriptions. Under the agreement, Netflix will provide a new technology called “audio description” for many popular titles in its streaming and disc rental libraries. Audio description technology … Continue reading “Netflix Settlement”

ACB v. Hulu LLC

February 26, 2016

Beginning in November 2017, Disability Rights Advocates and the Disability Law Center, Inc.represented the American Council of the Blind,Bay State Council of the Blind, and two individuals in litigation against Hulu, LLC to address the video streaming company’s failure to provide audio description and failure to maintain a website and applications that are accessible via … Continue reading “ACB v. Hulu LLC”

Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) v. Serra Yellow Cab

February 24, 2016

A lawsuit filed on February 24, 2016 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Serra Yellow Cab (“Serra”) violates federal and state law by charging wheelchair users up to four times more than the standard fare because they require accessible taxis.  Serra, a for-profit transportation company based in Daly … Continue reading “Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) v. Serra Yellow Cab”