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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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Federal Judge Strikes Down Indiana’s Mandatory Absentee Voter Traveling Board as Discriminating against Voters with Disabilities for May 2022 Election

March 10, 2022

March 10, 2022—Indianapolis, IN—Yesterday, the Honorable Jane Magnus-Stinson of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana struck down Indiana’s rule that absentee voters who could not independently mark their own ballot may vote absentee by mail only by appointment with a “traveling board” of elections officials in the May 2022 election. … Continue reading “Federal Judge Strikes Down Indiana’s Mandatory Absentee Voter Traveling Board as Discriminating against Voters with Disabilities for May 2022 Election”

Class of Blind Pedestrians Achieve Certification in Lawsuit Challenging Exclusion from Chicago’s Pedestrian Safety Program

March 8, 2022

Chicago, IL—March 8, 2022—A federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has approved a motion for class certification in the class action lawsuit that Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”) and Proskauer Rose LLP (“Proskauer”) filed in September 2019 against the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Transportation (“CDOT”) … Continue reading “Class of Blind Pedestrians Achieve Certification in Lawsuit Challenging Exclusion from Chicago’s Pedestrian Safety Program”

Court Grants Final Approval of Settlement that Reforms Special Education Services in New Jersey Prisons, Negotiated Relief Now Takes Effect

March 3, 2022

The case, Adam X. et al. v. New Jersey Department of Corrections and Department of Education et al., was filed in January 2017 and offers a national example for special education services in prison. March 3, 2022—Newark, NJ—Today a New Jersey federal judge granted final approval of a class action settlement agreement in Adam X. … Continue reading “Court Grants Final Approval of Settlement that Reforms Special Education Services in New Jersey Prisons, Negotiated Relief Now Takes Effect”

Federal Court Rules Children with Diabetes in NYC Denied Equal Access to Field Trips and Bus Transportation

January 27, 2022

January 27, 2022 – New York, NY – In a victory for children with disabilities, a federal court ruled today that the City of New York’s Department of Education (“DOE”) routinely denies students with diabetes access to field trips and bus transportation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Section 504 of the … Continue reading “Federal Court Rules Children with Diabetes in NYC Denied Equal Access to Field Trips and Bus Transportation”