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

Flooding and submerged benches in Buffalo, NY during April 2018 windstorm

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 […]

View from behind bars inside ICE detention center

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 […]