Coverage Archive

The Mercury News

May 18, 2018

Stanford University students who attempt or consider suicide have been banned from campus, ousted from university housing, and ordered to pay hundreds of dollars for getting kicked out, according to a new lawsuit filed by three students and a mental health group.

Courthouse News

May 17, 2018

(CN) –Like many American universities, Stanford is struggling to support its growing student population dealing with issues like depression, substance abuse and mental health disabilities.

amNewYork

April 16, 2018

DRA’s Michelle Caiola featured in an article about MTA’s transit president’s subway ride-along with advocates.

Streetsblog NYC

April 10, 2018

A DOT rule allowing drivers to block curb ramps at unmarked crosswalks may conflict with laws that mandate access for people with disabilities, according to a local disability rights expert.

The LA Times

March 15, 2018

If a person wants to drive for Uber or Lyft but doesn’t have a car, both ride-hailing companies steer them toward rental cars.

Observer

March 15, 2018

Lyft was sued by the Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a nonprofit representing people with disabilities, in a class action lawsuit on Wednesday alleging the ride-sharing company discriminates against people who use wheelchairs by failing to providing sufficient wheelchair-accessible cars in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CNET

March 15, 2018

First Uber was sued for allegedly discriminating against people in wheelchairs, and now Lyft is getting the same treatment.

El Diario

March 14, 2018

La Fiscalía de Estados Unidos se ha unido a una demanda contra MTA por la falta de accesibilidad, argumentando que la reciente renovación de la estación de metro Middletown Road, en El Bronx, debió haber incluido ascensores para sillas de ruedas.

NY1

March 14, 2018

The Middletown Road stop on the 6 line in the Bronx reopened after $27 million in renovations.

Curbed SF

March 14, 2018

One week after suing Uber for allegedly providing inadequate service to wheelchair users, Berkeley-based non-profit Disability Rights Advocates [DRA] have now sued Lyft for the same reasons.