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Disability Advocates and District of Columbia Reach Landmark Settlement to Protect the Lives of People with Disabilities when Disaster Strikes

    MAY 7, 2019 – Washington, DC – Disability advocacy groups and the District of Columbia have reached a groundbreaking settlement agreement after years of negotiations that will result in significant improvements to the District’s emergency preparedness and response programs for thousands of people with disabilities who live in, work in, or travel to the nation’s […]

Sacramento County and Disability Advocates Reach Landmark Settlement on Accessibility of Sacramento International Airport

Access Barriers Will Be Removed, Comprehensive Emergency Plan Implemented March 18, 2019 – Sacramento, CA – Disability advocates and the County of Sacramento have reached a groundbreaking settlement agreement following years of litigation that will result in significant changes to the emergency preparedness plan at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), all of which will help ensure […]

Disability Conference in Stockholm, Sweden

Authored by Pat Kirkpatrick, DRA Board Member In late May 2018, Swedish disability rights leader Adolf Ratzka invited Sid Wolinsky and Pat Kirkpatrick to participate in a forum entitled “Using Law as a Tool for Social Change.”  We were specifically asked to present because of Disability Rights Advocates’ successful advocacy and high impact cases using […]

Court Allows Disability-Discrimination Challenge to RV Ban to Go Forward

(Sacramento, CA – June 11, 2018) A U.S. District Court issued a ruling Friday denying San Diego’s motion to dismiss disability discrimination claims in a lawsuit that challenges the ticketing of homeless people in vehicles. The class action law suit, Bloom et al. vs. City of San Diego, filed in November of 2017, alleges that […]

Disability Rights Advocates Presents Three Eagle Awards in 2017

New York, NY—October 2017—Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), the leading national nonprofit disability rights legal center, honors three outstanding advocates for the disability community in 2017. The Museum Access Consortium (MAC), Rebecca Alexander, and Starbucks were each presented with Eagle Awards at DRA’s Inaugural New York Gala on October 12, 2017. About DRA’s Eagle Awards Every […]

Disability Scoop

The nation’s largest school district is being accused of failing to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy and other legally-mandated services to students with disabilities.