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With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation. Its mission is to advance equal rights and opportunity for people with all types of disabilities nationwide.

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Recent Press Releases

Industry Leading HR and Payroll Company ADP Works with LightHouse to Enhance Accessibility of Products to Blind Users

December 16, 2021

December 16, 2021– San Francisco, CA— The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco and blind LightHouse staff members reached an agreement with the Professional Employer Organization ADP TotalSource® to enhance the accessibility and usability of the ADP Workforce Now® solution to LightHouse staff who are blind or have low vision and […]

Lawsuit Challenges Inaccessibility of Major Podcast Platforms

December 14, 2021

  December 14, 2021– New York, NY—The National Association of the Deaf (“NAD”) and Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”) have filed a lawsuit against three major providers of podcasts, SiriusXM, Stitcher, and Pandora, to end their exclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans from each company’s extensive podcast streaming service. Read the complaint here. Sirius […]

Lawsuit Challenges Inaccessibility of the California Insurance Exam

October 14, 2021

October 12, 2021– Alameda, CA—Earlier this week, TRE Legal Practice (TRE) and Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a disability rights lawsuit in California State Court against the California Department of Insurance (CDI) for its failure to ensure the accessibility of its licensing exam for insurance agents to blind applicants. The lawsuit also includes claims against […]

DRA to Present Susan Dooha With the Inaugural Edith Prentiss Disability Justice Award

September 22, 2021

  To honor and celebrate Edith’s legacy of fiery, grassroots disability advocacy in New York and across the Country September 21, 2021—New York, NY—Today Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) announced, with support from the Prentiss family, that the inaugural Edith Prentiss Disability Justice Award will be bestowed upon long-time disability rights leader Susan Dooha. DRA, a […]

Planet Fitness, Home of the Judgement Free Zone, and the Coalition for Inclusive Fitness, Announce Accessible Exercise Equipment Commitment Benefitting People with Disabilities

September 21, 2021

  Hampton, N.H. (September 21, 2021)—Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, National Council on Independent Living, and American Council of the Blind (collectively “Coalition for Inclusive Fitness” or the […]

Lawsuit Challenges Five Points Correctional Facility’s Denial of Wheelchairs, Canes, and Other Mobility Accommodations to People With Disabilities

August 31, 2021

  August 31, 2021– Romulus, NY – Yesterday, the nonprofit organizations Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) filed a class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) on behalf of people with disabilities who are incarcerated at Five Points Correctional Facility and […]

Advocates Decry Biden Administration’s Appeal Fighting Order to Vaccinate Medically Vulnerable People in ICE Detention

August 24, 2021

  August 24, 2021—Riverside, CA—Yesterday, the Biden Administration took the surprising step of filing an appeal to a federal court order requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to vaccinate medically vulnerable people in its custody. The filing was in Fraihat v. ICE, which challenges the inhumane and traumatic experience of ICE detention, affecting tens […]