Coverage Archive


February 28, 2018

Uber has a specific service for people with wheelchairs, it’s called UberWAV for “wheelchair accessible vehicle.” But disability rights advocates say those cars are rarely available.

The San Francisco Examiner

February 27, 2018

Disability advocates filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber on Tuesday over the company’s lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, alleging it amounts to “illegal discrimination.”

The San Francisco Chronicle

February 27, 2018

When you request an Uber ride, you can swipe through options such as UberX, Pool, Black, SUV and WAV, which stands for “wheelchair accessible vehicle.”

The Bakersfield Californian

February 23, 2018

A lawsuit was filed against Kern County on Wednesday by two disability rights groups claiming that youth in the county’s correctional facilities were discriminated against.


February 22, 2018

The MTA agrees to study how it can open up more of the subway system to disabled riders who now have access to less than a quarter of its stations.

Independent Living Institute

February 13, 2018

Sid Wolinsky, Disability Rights Advocates, on Strategic Litigation (video with transcription and captioning)

Ability Magazine

January 9, 2018

E la Carte, Inc., creators of the PrestoPrime EMV System for full-service restaurants, and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar, announced a partnership with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco to produce a text-to-speech capability for the PrestoPrime EMV System that will be incorporated […]

Associated Press

November 21, 2017

Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.


November 20, 2017

Video streaming giant Hulu LLC was hit with a proposed class action in Massachusetts federal court on Monday alleging its services exclude the blind and visually impaired.

The Village Voice

November 16, 2017

At the close of Wednesday’s MTA board meeting, one board member offered a suggestion for addressing the system’s abysmal state of access for the disabled.