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What’s the best way to find an accessible NYC rental building for someone with a disability? (Brick Underground)

COVID-19 – Stay Safe with Testing & Flu Vaccine (Able News)


A Lyft-Like Pilot Program Was Making NYC’s Transit System More Accessible; Budget Cuts May Put the Brakes On It (Bedford+Bowery)

People with Disabilities Face Extra Obstacles in VotingEn español (Public News Service)

People with disabilities fear that permanent outdoor dining will make inaccessible cities even worse (The Counter)

MTA Crosses Street With Long-Delayed Hunter College Station Elevator (THE CITY)

Task Force and Lawmakers Work to Increase Jobs (Able News)

NYC Paratransit Facing Serious Cutbacks (Able News)


Power Outage Causes Problems For PWD (Able News)

Recommendations on Curb Ramp Accessibility (Able News)

Fifty Years of DIA Civil Rights Force Continues the Fight (Able News)


How the MTA’s doomsday cuts threaten riders with disabilities (City & State)

Access-a-Ride Remains Free to NYC Residents with Disabilities (Public News Service)

The Eater New York Guide on How to Help (Eater)


The Americans with Disabilities Act at 30: How Far We’ve Come and What’s Next (Gotham Gazette)

NYC sidewalk curbs still behind on Americans with Disabilities Act requirements: report (NY Daily News)

MTA recognizes 30 years since the ADA law while station improvements elude riders (amNY)

Brewer Finds Few Pedestrian Curbs Near Accessible Subway Stations In Compliance With ADA Standards (Harlem World Magazine)

COVID-19 pandemic threatens the transit agencies that people with disabilities rely on (WXXI)

The ADA at 30: Progress and Continuing Obstacles (Public News Service)

COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbates Employment Crisis For People With Disabilities (

People with disabilities face employment crisis (WKBW ABC Eyewitness News)

Blame Spreads for Nursing Home Deaths Even as N.Y. Contains Virus (NY Times)

Patient advocates ask for greater consumer voice in health planning (Crain’s New York)

Move to Include: New Yorkers with disabilities face transportation roadblocks (WCNY: The Capitol Pressroom)

30th Anniversary Of The Americans With Disabilities Act (

NYC Holds Virtual Events In Honor Of The 30th Anniversary Of The Americans With Disabilities Act (Harlem World Magazine)

State Study Says Covid Spread In Nursing Homes Was Driven By Employees, Not Readmitted Patients (Gothamist)

Amid deadly virus, a push for nursing home alternatives (Salon)

To Manage COVID-19, Nursing Homes Evict Less Profitable Residents (Legal Reader)

Census Essential for People with Disabilities (Able Newspaper)


US: COVID-19 prompts push to abolish aged care homes after 54,000 resident and staff deaths (The Weekly Source)

It’s Time to Rethink the Institutional Model for Elder Care. Is That Even Possible? (Mother Jones)

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Massively Underfunded: Report (The Forum News Group)

New York’s New Accessible Absentee Ballots Aren’t Accessible Enough, Voters Say (City Limits)

Coronavirus is renewing a call to abolish nursing homes (Quartz)

‘It’s Time’: Area Nursing Homes Prepare to Welcome Visitors (The City)

‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents (NY Times)

Amid Deadly Virus, Advocates Push for Nursing Home Alternatives (The Rockwall Times)

Amid Deadly Virus, Advocates Push for Nursing Home Alternatives (UNDARK)

Surging Absentee Ballot Demand Across New York Causes Delays, Plus Early Voting Begins (Gothamist)

How To Vote Absentee or Vote Early in New York’s June Primary (WNYC)

ADA subway suit to continue after ruling (Queens Chronicle)

Western New York Independent Living congratulates fellow advocates in expanding options for voters with disabilities in New York (Niagara Frontier Publications)

Census Critical for NYers with Disabilities (Public News Service)

Opinion: Invest in Human Services, Not Over-Policing Our Communities (City Limits)

New York will email some absentee ballots following lawsuit from disability rights group (Queens Daily Eagle)

Officials and Advocates Agree on Plan to Make June 23 Voting More Accessible (City Limits)

Disabled New Yorkers Can Vote – For Now (Forbes)

New York State Board of Elections Unveils Accessible Absentee Ballot Application (Cortland Voice)


Advocates Sue BOE to Make Absentee Voting Accessible for the Primary (City Limits)

The Harlem Business Alliance (HBA): City Hall COVID-19 Updates (Harlem World Magazine)

Organizations Representing Print-Disabled People Sue NY Board of Elections (Spectrum News)

Disability Equals Disenfranchisement, Lawsuit Says (Forbes)

Child Victims Act Extended By One Year (The Bronx Daily)

Hundreds Died Of COVID At NYC Nursing Homes With Spotless Infection Inspections (The City)

Disability Groups Say NY’s Absentee Ballots Discriminate (Public News Service)

Cuomo’s Nursing Home Order Could Trap Recovered Patients In Hospitals For Weeks (Gothamist)

Commentary: Lawmakers, time to get back to work and protect elections (Times-Union)

Pandemic means Americans with disabilities aren’t getting the services they need (PBS Newshour)

Next To The Playground and Up By The Hill (BRIC Radio’s Brooklyn USA)

Calls For Probe On Elayne Boosler Cousin Cemetery Mix-Up (The City)

Preserving Civil Rights During Crisis (Able Newspaper)

Medicaid Takes Hit With New State Budget (Able Newspaper)


Can NYS Run a Safe Primary in June and Accommodate Voters With Disabilities? (City Limits)

People with disabilities fight to be counted in the battle vs. COVID-19 and depression (Workers World)

Questions and Concerns About Potential Shift to Vote-By-Mail as New Yorkers Await Further Action from Cuomo (Gotham Gazette)

Nursing Home Watchdogs Scarce At NYC Facilities As Hundreds Die Within (The City)

NY Immunity Law Shields Nursing Homes As Virus Toll Soars (Law360)

Coronavirus Is Decimating NYC Nursing Home Populations, State Data Shows (Gothamist)

Crisis For Disabled Community Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (MetroFocus – PBS/NJTV/WLIW)

Nursing homes ravaged by rising virus toll in US (China Daily)

Residents of long-term care facilities: You are not forgotten and you are not alone (Queens Daily Eagle)

Ombudsman program is here for nursing home residents (letter to the editor) (Staten Island Advance)

Neglect & Death In NY’s Nursing Homes: “They’re Laying There Rotting” (Gothamist)

The Issues Facing the Disabled During COVID-19 (WNYC The Brian Lehrer Show)

Mutual Aid Movement Playing Huge Role in COVID-19 Crisis (City Limits)


Judge dismisses class action against MTA over subway accessibility issues (AM New York Metro)

She’s Alone, 105 and in a Nursing Home Threatened by the Virus (The New York Times)

Coronavirus limbo: Seniors need to leave hospitals but some nursing homes won’t let them return (The Washington Post)

Around Brooklyn – Crisis unveils short-staffing problems in nursing homes (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

In NYC Nursing Homes, Families Fear Impact Of Low-Staffing & Isolation On Their Loved Ones (Gothamist)

COVID-19 Major Threat to Some People with Disabilities (Public News Service)

In fight for safer streets, injured pedestrians eager to be heard (Brooklyn Reporter)

Sen. Gounardes Introduces Safe Streets Legislation (Shorefront News)


Harlem’s Levine And Gibson Bills To Expand Right To Counsel Law, New Report Cites RTC In NYC (Harlem World)

Is the MTA Meeting Its Promises to Make the Subway Accessible? (NY City Lens)


Access-A-Ride Users Face Access-Woe at Access-A-Ride Centers (The City)

Fashion – not disability – defines this young entrepreneur’s future (The Christian Science Monitor)

‘Burdens of discovery’ bog down NYC subway accessibility lawsuit (amNY)


What New Laws Are Coming To New York In 2020 (Before It’s News)

New York City’s two biggest design stories of 2019 are also design failures (Curbed)

Publishing Industry News (Door County Pulse)

Uptown Radio Interview (Uptown Radio)

Library puts disabled on a shelf, suit says (Queens Chronicle)


Queens Library’s LIC Jewel at Center of Class Action Lawsuit (NY 1)

Hunters Point Library hit with lawsuit over accessibility issues (Curbed)

Lack Of Handicap Accessibility At Flashy New Hunters Point Library Sparks Lawsuit (Gothamist)

LIC Resident Sues Queens Public Library, Says New $41M Hunters Point Library Not ADA Accessible (LIC Post)

Lessons From NYC’s First Ever Early Voting: Don’t Use Schools, Make Sure Sites Are Accessible (Gothamist)

Texting 911 service to help the deaf may start in NYC next summer after years of delays (NY Daily News)


Surge in Lawsuits by Small Group of New Yorkers with Disabilities Draws Scrutiny (NY1)

Unprepared: How People with Disabilities Paved the Way for Emergency Preparedness in NYC (Disability INC.)

NYC Introduces Voter Guides In American Sign Language (Patch)


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, September 30 2019 (Gotham Gazette)

Queens Lawmakers On The Move Sept. 17, 2019 (Queens County Politics)

Workers with disabilities face challenges getting hired — here’s how to ace the interview (NY Post)

Speaker Corey Johnson And City Council Release Report On Zoning Tools To Speed Up ADA Accessibility In The New York City Subway (Patch)

Mayor de Blasio Administration Announces Kickoff Of National Voter Registration Day (Harlem World)


Borough President Blames MTA for Transit Inequity in East New York (NY1)

Where the sidewalk ends for disabled New Yorkers (City & State)

Attorneys in MTA Disability Discrimination Suit Seek Mediation (NY1)


NYC to improve sidewalks for disabled groups, settlement rules (Smart Cities Dive)

City to make more sidewalk curbs accessible (Crain’s New York Business)

United Spinal Association & New York City Disability Advocates Secure Landmark Victory To Make Every Street Corner In Every Borough Wheelchair Accessible (TheStreet)

Budget Cuts May Threaten Consumer-Directed Care Program |

Recortes al Presupuesto pudieran amenazar al Programa de Asistencia Personal Dirigido por el Consumidor (Public News Service)

New York City Is Still a Disaster for the Disabled (New York – Intelligencer)

‘A long way to go’: A look at the MTA’s ‘accessibility desert’ in Bronx and Brooklyn (News 12)

Inaccessible subway platforms make tough trips for New Yorkers with disabilities (News 12)


Long-Range Study Considers Health for “All of Us” (Public News Service)

Estudio de Largo Alcance Considera la Salud para “Todos Nosotros” (Public News Service)

Disability community wins ruling in fight for subway access (Workers World)

Subway station accessibility lawsuit against MTA can proceed (amNewYork)

Disability groups win big in court as human rights lawsuit against MTA moves towards trial (NY Daily News)

Judge: Lawsuit against MTA over lack of subway elevators can move forward (ABC7)

Juez da luz verde a juicio contra MTA por acceso de discapacitados al Subway (El Diario)

Judge Denies MTA’s Attempt to Drop Elevator Lawsuit (CBS New York)

Disability Advocates Rally Ahead Of Court Hearing On Subway Access Lawsuit (CBS New York)

Accessibility advocates sue MTA over elevators (Pix 11)


Judge Tells MTA To Find Money For More Subway Elevators: ‘You Find It For Other Things’ (Gothamist)

To make a more accessible city, turn to the sidewalk (Smart Cities Dive)

Disability Advocates Rally For Subway Elevators As Ruling Postponed (WCBS Radio)

For New Yorkers With Disabilities, The MTA Has Always Been A Problem (Forbes)

Disability-Rights Advocates Sue MTA for Accessibility

| Defensores de los Derechos de Discapacitados demandan a la MTA por mala accesibilidad

(Public News Service)


For wheelchair users in the city, cooking is complicated (NY Table)

Going Up: Long Fight Over Subway Elevators Doubles Price Tag (The City)

New MTA Plan to Put Disabled Riders on Taxis is Off to a Rocky Start, Users Say (City Limits)


Settlement Paves Way for Accessible NYC Streets |

Un acuerdo allana el camino y logra calles accesibles en NY (Public News Service)

City will make sidewalks more accessible as part of legal settlement (Politico – behind a paywall)

Judge rules MTA must install elevators as part of renovations, under federal disabilities act (Politico)


Victory for New Yorkers with Disabilities |

Victoria de los Neoyorquinos con Discapacidades (Public News Service)

What to know about searching for a NYC apartment if you have mobility issues (Brick Underground)


Accessibility Advocates Rally Over Mother’s Death on Subway Stairs (CityLab)

New Yorkers Demand Action after Malaysia Goodson Died in Subway Fall (NowThis)

Best photographs of the day (The Guardian)

New York subway: new demand for accessibility after young mother’s death (The Guardian)

A Young Woman Fell and Died Trying to Carry Her Baby’s Stroller In a Subway Station With No Elevator (Jezebel)


Her Addictions Made Her a Great Fit for the Job (New York Times)


Access-A-Ride users face bigger MTA fare hike than MetroCard commuters (NY Daily News)

Revelations in a Wheelchair (New York Times)

Transit Chief Weighs in on the Subways and Buses (WNYC)

Uber expanding third-party use for wheelchair accessibility (amNewYork)

Subway Riders With Wheelchairs Demand Elevator Fix (NBC New York)

70 Steps Are Too Many! Locals Renew Call On MTA To Install Elevator at 7th Ave F/G Station (Bklyner)

Park Slope Demands Accessible Subway Station (Patch)

Can Voters with Disabilities Get in the Door? (WNYC)



Our Fair City (Urban Omnibus)

Progress on Voting Access for NYers with Disabilities

Avances en el acceso a votar para NYkinos con discapacidades (Public News Service)



MTA Gets Rare Praise for Its Paratransit Service (WNYC)



Transit ‘lockbox’ bill sitting on Cuomo’s desk to be signed (NY Daily News)

Access-A-Ride or ‘Stress-A-Ride?’ MTA Service Needs Overhaul, Users Say (City Limits)

Advocates demand ADA-compliance at more Bronx subway stations (News 12 the Bronx)

Pols: Elevator Needs at Mosholu Pkwy. Station (Norwood News)


Accessibility and the MTA (Lights at the End of the Tunnel podcast)

Inside City Hall: Getting Access (NY1)


In Your Opinion: Senate must pass restrictions on drug formulary changes (The Daily Star)

Ensuring Poll Access for Disabled Voters Still a Big Problem (


No consensus among Democrats, advocates on ‘aid in dying’ bill (POLITICO Pro) – article is behind a paywall

New York Patients Are Being Forced Off Prescribed Medications During the Plan Year, Providing A Need for New Legislation to Fix the Problem (Business Wire)


Morning Show (WBAI)


Albany Asked to Boost Funding for Independent-Living Centers

Piden a Albany aumentar fondos para Centros de Vida Independiente (Public News Service)


NYC subway elevators need an urgent lift (amNewYork)

In New Proposed Subway Elevators, Some See a Terrorism Risk (New York Times)

In Battle Over FiDi Subway Elevators, Advocates for Disabled Win the Day (The Tribeca Trib)

Flaws Cited in MTA Program for Disabled Travelers (Wall Street Journal)

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