Coverage Archive

Medium

September 10, 2019

As MTA Updates Astoria Stations, Residents Ask Why There Aren’t More Elevators

Look to the Stars

September 4, 2019

Loreen Arbus, producer, writer, author, and disability rights activist, will be honored with this year’s Disability Rights Advocates’ Eagle Award in recognition of her outstanding advocacy and commitment to the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities.

Route Fifty

August 27, 2019

Philadelphia is violating federal law by failing to provide sidewalks that are easily navigable and safe for people who use wheelchairs and those who are blind, a group of people with disabilities and several organizations allege in a lawsuit filed against the city on Monday.

Associated Press

August 22, 2019

Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities.

LA Times

August 20, 2019

Immigrant rights advocates filed a sweeping class-action lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration Monday, alleging that lax oversight by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security has caused severe deficiencies in medical and mental healthcare, as well as discrimination against detainees with disabilities, in nearly 160 facilities across the country.

Fox5 NY

July 8, 2019

The MTA has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that they discriminate against transit riders with disabilities.

NY Daily News

May 16, 2019

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.

amNewYork

May 15, 2019

The MTA repeatedly broke the law as it renovated subway stations without adding elevators, according to a major lawsuit filed Wednesday.

WSHU Public Radio

April 25, 2019

A lawsuit claims the Long Island Rail Road violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it didn’t install elevators at stations planned for infrastructure upgrades.

News12 Long Island

April 23, 2019

AMITYVILLE – A lawsuit accuses the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act over wheelchair access at some stations.