Coverage Archive

KQED

March 21, 2019

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

Forbes

March 20, 2019

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.

Bloomberg

March 6, 2019

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.

Courthouse News Service

March 6, 2019

Slamming the years-long failure to build an elevator at a Bronx subway stop, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that disability access must be tackled every time New York undertakes a transit renovation.

Reuters

March 6, 2019

New York City’s transit authority violated federal disability law when it replaced a subway station’s stairs without installing an elevator, a federal judge has ruled, a decision that could require new elevators in future station renovations.

Curbed

November 21, 2018

A federal lawsuit accuses New York City of failing to ensure that students with diabetes can attend public school safely and with equal access to educational opportunities as their peers.

The Wall Street Journal

November 1, 2018

A federal lawsuit accuses New York City of failing to ensure that students with diabetes can attend public school safely and with equal access to educational opportunities as their peers.

The Associated Press

October 26, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Hulu will make its subscription streaming service more accessible to blind and visually impaired customers.

Route Fifty

July 30, 2018

Golfo is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed last month that alleges New York City is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 because it has not adequately upgraded crosswalk signals to accommodate blind pedestrians.

NY1

July 20, 2018

Errol Louis discussed the fight for increased accessibility in the subway with Emily Seelenfeund of Disability Rights Advocates and the Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York’s Susan Dooha and Dustin Jones.