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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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Class Action by Disabled Employees against the Social Security Administration Will Go Forward

September 21, 2012

Berkeley, CA – August 30, 2010 – A group of disabled employees of the Social Security Administration has secured another victory in a class action before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  On August 25, 2010, the EEOC Office of Federal Operations affirmed the October 8, 2008 decision of the Administrative Judge to certify the … Continue reading “Class Action by Disabled Employees against the Social Security Administration Will Go Forward”

Unique Settlement Improves Housing and Access for Disabled Family Residents at Fort Lewis Army Base

September 21, 2012

Oakland, CA – September 28, 2005 – Plaintiffs and Defendants announced today that they reached a settlement agreement that will improve access for soldiers and their family members with disabilities to housing and access at Fort Lewis in Washington, the West Coast headquarters of the U.S. Army. Plaintiffs in this case are seven families stationed … Continue reading “Unique Settlement Improves Housing and Access for Disabled Family Residents at Fort Lewis Army Base”

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 … Continue reading “Communications Access Improved At San Francisco International Airport For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Travelers”

Golfers with Disabilities Reach Settlement over Accessible Golf Carts at Half Moon Bay Golf Links

September 21, 2012

San Francisco, CA – January 29, 2008 – Golfers with disabilities have scored a major victory in a lawsuit against Marriott International, Inc. In a disability civil rights case with far reaching implications, a federal court in San Francisco has ruled that Marriott is obligated under federal law to make accessible golf carts available for … Continue reading “Golfers with Disabilities Reach Settlement over Accessible Golf Carts at Half Moon Bay Golf Links”

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 … Continue reading “United Spinal Association Settles Suit with MTA Regarding Accessibility at a Subway Station”

Landmark Settlement in Case of Inhumane Conditons in California Youth Authority; Major Reforms for Wards with Disabilities

September 21, 2012

Berkeley, CA – November 16, 2005 – In a sweeping consent decree filed today, the California Youth Authority (CYA), the state’s juvenile prison system,  has agreed to a major overhaul of the entire CYA system to address the inhumane and illegal conditions of confinement which currently affect the over 5,000 young inmates (referred to as … Continue reading “Landmark Settlement in Case of Inhumane Conditons in California Youth Authority; Major Reforms for Wards with Disabilities”

National Federation of the Blind and Law School Admissions Council Agree to Settlement LSAC Will Make its Web Site Fully Accessible to the Blind

September 21, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – April 26, 2011- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today announced that it has settled a lawsuit with the Law School Admissions Council, Inc. (LSAC) regarding access to the LSAC Web site (www.lsac.org) by blind people.  As part of the settlement, LSAC will provide full and equal access to its Web … Continue reading “National Federation of the Blind and Law School Admissions Council Agree to Settlement LSAC Will Make its Web Site Fully Accessible to the Blind”

Federal Judge Issues Permanent Legal Resolution for Blind Law School Graduate Who Paved the Way for Blind Test Takers

September 21, 2012

Berkeley, CA – October 26, 2011 – On Monday, October 24, the Honorable Judge Charles R. Breyer ended a two-year legal battle between a blind law school graduate and a national testing corporation over the graduate’s right to use a computer equipped with assistive technology to take the California Bar Exam.  Granting Stephanie Enyart’s motion … Continue reading “Federal Judge Issues Permanent Legal Resolution for Blind Law School Graduate Who Paved the Way for Blind Test Takers”

Settlement Reached to Improve Access to Hotels.Com and Expedia Reservation Services for Disabled Travelers

September 7, 2012

Oakland, CA – January 26, 2009 – Under a settlement announced today, Hotels.com and Expedia.com, two of the world’s leading online travel companies, have agreed to add features to their online travel reservation systems so that millions of travelers with disabilities can use their online services to search for and reserve hotel rooms that have … Continue reading “Settlement Reached to Improve Access to Hotels.Com and Expedia Reservation Services for Disabled Travelers”