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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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Email: communications@dralegal.org
Phone: (510) 665-8644

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Settlement to Ban Solitary Confinement for Youth in Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall

May 19, 2015

BERKELEY CALIFORNIA, May 19, 2015 – In an unprecedented settlement announced today, the Contra Costa County Probation Department has agreed to end its use of solitary confinement for all youth detained in Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall (“Juvenile Hall”) and the Contra Costa County Office of Education has agreed to ensure the provision of appropriate education … Continue reading “Settlement to Ban Solitary Confinement for Youth in Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall”

The city of Phoenix to announce changes to Emergency Operations Plan.

May 18, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY May 15, 2015 WHAT: The city of Phoenix, in partnership with Disability Rights Advocates and The Arizona Center for Disability Law, will announce changes to the city’s Emergency Operations Plan. WHO:Mayor Greg StantonCouncilman Michael Nowakowski, Chairman of Public Safety and Veterans SubcommitteeChristine Chuang, Senior Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates Phil Pangrazio, President & … Continue reading “The city of Phoenix to announce changes to Emergency Operations Plan.”

VICTORY FOR BLIND RIDERS IN LANDMARK CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT AGAINST UBER; CASE ADVANCES

April 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA April 21, 2015 – Delivering an important preliminary victory for people with disabilities in a landmark civil rights case against the popular car service Uber, a federal court ruled that the California affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind and blind UberX riders may proceed in their lawsuit against Uber for … Continue reading “VICTORY FOR BLIND RIDERS IN LANDMARK CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT AGAINST UBER; CASE ADVANCES”

DRA achieves victory in Scribd case: internet-based companies must comply with the ADA

March 20, 2015

Burlington, Vermont, March 20, 2015 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for access by the blind to information and technology, today applauded a ruling issued by Judge William K. Sessions III of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont in a lawsuit filed by the NFB and Heidi … Continue reading “DRA achieves victory in Scribd case: internet-based companies must comply with the ADA”

CANCELED (Press Conference, March 9, New York)

March 9, 2015

We are canceling today’s 4PM press conference because we are close to reaching a last minute settlement agreement. DRA will issue a media release with settlement details soon and appreciates your patience. New York, NY – March 9, 2015 Who: Disability Rights Advocates (dralegal.org), the Law Offices of Meenan and Associates (www.meenanesqs.com) and the Hearing Loss … Continue reading “CANCELED (Press Conference, March 9, New York)”

UPDATE – Jury Trial in Federal Court to Protect the Rights of NYPD Officers with Hearing Impairments

March 9, 2015

We are canceling today’s 4PM press conference because we are close to reaching a last minute settlement agreement. DRA will issue a media release with settlement details soon and appreciates your patience. New York, NY – March 9th, 2015 – Disability Rights Advocates and the Law Offices of Meenan and Associates begin a federal jury … Continue reading “UPDATE – Jury Trial in Federal Court to Protect the Rights of NYPD Officers with Hearing Impairments”