DRA focuses on high-impact class action litigation to protect the civil rights of people with all kinds of disabilities throughout the nation. DRA represents people with disabilities in numerous cases seeking access to key activities of mainstream life. Through these cases, DRA has positively impacted the lives of millions of people with disabilities. Search for representative cases by disability and/or area of life.
Chiappetta vs. New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
In October 2020, Disability Rights Advocates filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of blind New Yorkers and the American Council of the Blind, New York against New York state entities, challenging the inaccessibility of “NY-Alert,” a Mass Notification System intended to warn New Yorkers and visitors of emergencies and other critical information in a […]
Fraihat v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
In August 2019, Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC), Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), challenging ICE’s systemic failure to monitor its facilities, which results in […]