Other Disability

Anthony v. New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision (DOCCS)

May 8, 2024

In May 2024, DRA filed a class action lawsuit along with The Legal Aid Society and Winston & Strawn LLP on behalf of incarcerated New Yorkers with disabilities against the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (“DOCCS”) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (“OMH”) for their ongoing violations of … Continue reading “Anthony v. New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision (DOCCS)”

Denial of Fresh Air to Patients at NYC City-Run Psychiatric Hospitals

May 6, 2024

In May 2024, DRA and Mental Hygiene Legal Services (MHLS) released a report titled “Denial of Fresh Air Access for Psychiatric Patients: A Report on NYC H+H Hospitals.” This report outlines findings from a months-long investigation into the denial of fresh air and outdoor access to individuals receiving psychiatric treatment in hospitals operated by NYC … Continue reading “Denial of Fresh Air to Patients at NYC City-Run Psychiatric Hospitals”

Fisher v. City of Berkeley

August 23, 2023

In August 2023, DRA filed a lawsuit against the City of Berkeley on behalf of three disabled members of the Berkeley Commission on Disability for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to allow them to attend Commission meetings remotely as an accommodation unless they subject themselves to burdensome, dangerous, and invasive requirements. Read the … Continue reading “Fisher v. City of Berkeley”

Yesue v. Sebastopol

October 25, 2022

In October 2022, DRA, ACLU Foundation of Northern California, Legal Aid of Sonoma County, and California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. filed suit against the city of Sebastopol for enacting an ordinance that prohibits vehicles “used for human habitation” from parking anywhere within city limits during the day.  This action, aimed at driving the city’s most … Continue reading “Yesue v. Sebastopol”

Terrill v. State of Oregon

April 21, 2021

On April 20, 2021, Disability Rights Advocates and Lynn S. Walsh filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) on behalf of current and former people with disabilities who are incarcerated and who have been charged for the costs of the prostheses and other equipment they … Continue reading “Terrill v. State of Oregon”

Geary v. City of Pacifica

March 15, 2021

On March 15, 2021, on behalf of five Pacifica residents who reside in RVs, Disability Rights Advocates, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County filed a class action lawsuit against the city to strike down a law that bans RV parking within city limits. The lawsuit argues … Continue reading “Geary v. City of Pacifica”

Denial of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder by Residential Treatment Programs Including the Salvation Army

January 13, 2021

Image: “Have you been denied medication for opioid use disorder at the Salvation Army or other residential treatment programs? We want to hear from you. Justice Catalyst Law and Disability Rights Advocates are investigating discrimination by the Salvation Army and other residential treatment programs against people experiencing Opioid Use Disorder. Have you experienced any of … Continue reading “Denial of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder by Residential Treatment Programs Including the Salvation Army”

Fust v. First Urology

August 13, 2020

First Urology is a full-service urological medical and imaging practice with roughly twenty locations in Kentucky and Indiana. First Urology is required by law to buy equipment and train its staff to help people with disabilities lift onto examination and imaging tables. Instead, First Urology had a written policy stating that patients requiring assistance to … Continue reading “Fust v. First Urology”

Accommodations and Accessibility in Higher Education

June 26, 2020

Disability Rights Advocates is investigating the experiences of higher education students who are denied disability-related accommodations for remote learning. We would greatly appreciate if you would complete the following survey if you have confronted access barriers in remote learning. If you would prefer to share your experiences via email or phone, please contact Amy Ollove … Continue reading “Accommodations and Accessibility in Higher Education”