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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)

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)


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


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)


NYC Introduces Voter Guides In American Sign Language (Patch)


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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