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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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Sacramento County and Disability Advocates Reach Landmark Settlement on Accessibility of Sacramento International Airport

March 15, 2019

Access Barriers Will Be Removed, Comprehensive Emergency Plan Implemented March 18, 2019 – Sacramento, CA – Disability advocates and the County of Sacramento have reached a groundbreaking settlement agreement following years of litigation that will result in significant changes to the emergency preparedness plan at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), all of which will help ensure … Continue reading “Sacramento County and Disability Advocates Reach Landmark Settlement on Accessibility of Sacramento International Airport”

Federal Court Issues Landmark Civil Rights Ruling Likely to Lead to More Elevators in the New York City Subway

March 6, 2019

March 6, 2019 – New York, NY – Federal Judge Edgardo Ramos of the Southern District of New York ruled yesterday that renovations made by the MTA at a subway station in the Bronx triggered accessibility obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act regardless of how much those accessibility improvements cost. The ruling casts a spotlight on … Continue reading “Federal Court Issues Landmark Civil Rights Ruling Likely to Lead to More Elevators in the New York City Subway”

Lawsuit Brings Equity to Blind Voters Registering to Vote

February 25, 2019

Settlement is most comprehensive ever to make voter registration and election information accessible to millions of blind voters. New York (February 25, 2019): Blind voters in New York will now have access to websites operated by the State Board of Elections (BOE) and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). In a settlement just reached by blind voters, … Continue reading “Lawsuit Brings Equity to Blind Voters Registering to Vote”

Santa Clara County Agrees to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Addressing Improved Access for Inmates with Mobility Disabilities at the Santa Clara County Jails

November 13, 2018

February 8, 2019 – San Jose, CA –The Parties to the action Cole v. County of Santa Clara, N.D. Cal No. 5:16-cv-06594 (filed Nov. 2016) have reached an agreement on a Consent Decree to address conditions for inmates with mobility disabilities within the Santa Clara County Jails (the “Jails”), including the Main Jail Complex, located in … Continue reading “Santa Clara County Agrees to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Addressing Improved Access for Inmates with Mobility Disabilities at the Santa Clara County Jails”

American Diabetes Association Joins Three Families to Sue New York City Public Schools for Failure to Provide Diabetes Care to Students

November 1, 2018

November 1, 2018 – New York, NY – According to a federal class action lawsuit filed today, New York City public schools routinely violate the rights of students with diabetes by denying them necessary services and even excluding them from some school activities altogether. Almost two months into another school year, many parents of children … Continue reading “American Diabetes Association Joins Three Families to Sue New York City Public Schools for Failure to Provide Diabetes Care to Students”

Blind advocates challenge state’s failure to provide accessible forms of communication to blind Medi-Cal consumers

October 22, 2018

For Immediate Release October 22, 2018 Berkeley, California—A coalition of blind advocates today filed a class action lawsuit in Federal Court against the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and three counties for failing to provide Medi-Cal notices in accessible formats, such as Braille. The plaintiffs are the California Council of the Blind and … Continue reading “Blind advocates challenge state’s failure to provide accessible forms of communication to blind Medi-Cal consumers”

Hulu Becomes Latest Streaming Service to Commit to Accessibility for Blind Users

October 17, 2018

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2018 Boston, Massachusetts—Hulu and advocates from the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and Bay State Council of the Blind (BSCB) have reached a settlement agreement to increase the accessibility of Hulu’s streaming service to individuals who are blind or have low vision. As a result, Hulu will undertake efforts to … Continue reading “Hulu Becomes Latest Streaming Service to Commit to Accessibility for Blind Users”

Settlement Reached to Provide Equal Access to Critical Health Care Services

August 14, 2018

New York, NY (August 14, 2018)—In resolution of a federal lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) last March, NYU Langone Health, NRAD Medical Associates, and related entities have agreed to acquire and install height-adjustable examination tables and related accessible medical equipment at each of their radiology centers in … Continue reading “Settlement Reached to Provide Equal Access to Critical Health Care Services”

More Students Join Class Action by Mental Health Coalition against Stanford University

July 16, 2018

  Berkeley, CA (July 16, 2018) – Three more students have joined a precedent-setting class action brought by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) against Stanford University for violating the rights of students with mental health disabilities.  The lawsuit alleges that Stanford routinely responds to student mental health crises by barring students from campus and evicting them … Continue reading “More Students Join Class Action by Mental Health Coalition against Stanford University”