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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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AMC Theatres and ALDA Announce Greater Accessibility for Deaf or Hard-Of-Hearing Guests at All Digital Movie Theatres in California

July 17, 2012

Kansas City, MO – Dec. 20, 2011 – AMC Theatres® (AMC) today announced it will install personal captioning systems for its guests who are deaf or have significant hearing loss. The captioning systems will be installed in California, and across its national circuit, on a rolling basis, in conjunction with AMC’s national conversion to digital … Continue reading “AMC Theatres and ALDA Announce Greater Accessibility for Deaf or Hard-Of-Hearing Guests at All Digital Movie Theatres in California”

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 … Continue reading “Redbox Discriminates Against the Blind by Failing to Provide Accessible Self-Service Kiosks”

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 … Continue reading “Lane Bryant to Improve the Checkout Experience for Guests with Visual Impairments”

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 … Continue reading “Disability Rights Advocates Announces New Co-director Of Litigation”

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 … Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Sued for Neglect of Disabled New Yorkers During Emergency Disasters”

Sweeping Settlement Reached By The City Of Oakland To Include People With Disabilities In Disaster Planning

May 11, 2012

Oakland, CA – January 21, 2010 – In a sweeping settlement announced today by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and the City of Oakland, Oakland has agreed to adopt an emergency plan which incorporates the needs of people with all types of disabilities. The suit was filed in 2007 against the City of Oakland to remedy … Continue reading “Sweeping Settlement Reached By The City Of Oakland To Include People With Disabilities In Disaster Planning”

Cinemark and ALDA Announce Greater Movie Theatre Accessibility for Customers who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

May 7, 2012

Plano, TX – April 26, 2011 – Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s largest motion picture exhibitors, today announced that it will provide a closed captioning option for people who are deaf or have significant hearing loss in all of its first-run theatres.  Cinemark is installing captioning systems on a rolling basis … Continue reading “Cinemark and ALDA Announce Greater Movie Theatre Accessibility for Customers who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing”