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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

Redbox Discriminates Against the Blind by Failing to Provide Accessible Self-Service Kiosks

July 16, 2012

Oakland, CA – January 12, 2012 – Recent technological advances are sweeping the nation, changing the way people buy products and services. Self-service kiosks with automated, touch-screen interfaces now allow people to bank, shop, and conduct a wide range of transactions independently, without the assistance of a clerk. This technology is fast becoming an integral […]

Lane Bryant to Improve the Checkout Experience for Guests with Visual Impairments

July 16, 2012

San Francisco, CA – May 16, 2012 – The California Council of the Blind (CCB), Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), and the Law Offices of Jay Koslofsky announced today that they have reached an agreement with Lane Bryant to improve the checkout experience for guests with visual impairments and to help ensure their privacy. CCB applauds […]

Disability Rights Advocates Announces New Co-director Of Litigation

May 14, 2012

Berkeley, California – April 2, 2012 – DRA, a leading national non-profit legal center, announced today the appointment of a new Co-Director of Litigation, Shawna Parks. Ms. Parks comments: “I am excited to be returning to an organization where I started my career in disability rights, and where I will now be taking on a […]

Mayor Bloomberg Sued for Neglect of Disabled New Yorkers During Emergency Disasters

May 11, 2012

New York, NY – September 26, 2011 – Major disasters in New York City such as the September 11th terrorist attack and more recently Hurricane Irene, have shown that the city is not prepared to meet the needs of people with disabilities during disasters.  A lawsuit filed today in Federal District Court in the Southern […]