Coverage Archive

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.

The Stanford Daily

July 20, 2018

Three more individuals have joined the class-action lawsuit against Stanford — originally filed in May — which claims that the University, in placing students on leaves of absences in the face of severe mental health challenges without seeking sufficient accommodations, has discriminated against students with mental health disabilities.

StreetsBlog NYC

July 19, 2018

Andy Byford has committed to doubling the pace of elevator installation. Disability advocates want that codified in an enforceable court agreement.

New York Law Journal

June 7, 2018

In a ruling that advocates say could open Uber Technologies Inc. up to additional litigation over providing service to disabled people, a New York state court judge in Brooklyn found that the ride-sharing company’s arbitration clause was too ambiguous to move a disabled woman’s suit against the company into arbitration.