Impact

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.

Our Impact

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American Council of the Blind of Metropolitan Chicago vs. City of Chicago

On September 23, 2019, DRA and Proskauer Rose LLP, on behalf of the American Council of the Blind of Metropolitan Chicago and three individual plaintiffs, filed a landmark class action lawsuit against the Chicago Department of Transportation. The lawsuit alleges that Chicago ignores blind pedestrians in its pedestrian planning, sometimes ignoring their safety needs and […]

Empty School Cafeteria

Jackson v. The Board of Education of the City of Chicago

On August 29, 2019, Disability Rights Advocates and Legal Council for Health Justice filed a class action lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools (“CPS”) challenging CPS’s policy of denying free nutrition programs to students whose disabilities require them to attend therapeutic day schools (“TDS”). The named plaintiff – the guardian of a student with several disabilities […]