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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

Adults with Disabilities Incarcerated at Santa Rita Jail Face Inhumane Conditions and Barriers to Rehabilitative Programs

November 16, 2012

San Francisco, CA – November 15, 2012 – A lawsuit filed today in Alameda County Superior Court challenges the County of Alameda’s systemic discrimination against men and women with disabilities who experience severe harm while incarcerated at Santa Rita Jail. The lawsuit alleges that the jail’s inhumane conditions and discriminatory treatment of people with disabilities […]

National Federation of the Blind and Target Agree to Class Action Settlement

October 2, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – August 27, 2008 – The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Target (NYSE: TGT) announced today that they have settled a class action lawsuit regarding access to the Web site by blind people.  Dr. Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “Access to Web sites is […]

Court of Appeals Decision in Noel v. TLC

September 25, 2012

New York, NY – June 28, 2012 – Today a Federal Court of Appeals panel overturned the ruling that New York’s taxi fleet is covered by the ADA and granted the City’s motion for summary judgment. The Federal Court Panel held: that “Title II(A) does not obligate the TLC to use its licensing and regulatory […]

Communications Access Improved At San Francisco International Airport For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Travelers

September 21, 2012

San Francisco, CA – December 14, 2005 – Deaf and hard of hearing travelers will receive equal communications access to San Francisco International Airport programs and services under a settlement announced by all parties involved. Plaintiffs in the case were represented by Disability Rights Advocates, a non-profit law center based in Berkeley, California, that specializes […]

United Spinal Association Settles Suit with MTA Regarding Accessibility at a Subway Station

September 21, 2012

New York, NY – July 21, 2011– It was announced today that the MTA has agreed to the installation of an elevator at the Dyckman Street subway station.  The agreement was the product of settlement of litigation between United Spinal Association — represented by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) — the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and […]