The Mercury News
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.
(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.
DRA’s Michelle Caiola featured in an article about MTA’s transit president’s subway ride-along with advocates.
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
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.
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.
First Uber was sued for allegedly discriminating against people in wheelchairs, and now Lyft is getting the same treatment.
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.
The Middletown Road stop on the 6 line in the Bronx reopened after $27 million in renovations.
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.