Press Releases

Press Releases and Other Documents

CIDNY Executive Director Sharon McLennon Wier Appointed to New York State Trauma Informed Network and Resource Center Advisory Council!


Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York Announces Continuing Education Courses for New York’s Mental Health Professionals

Congressman Nadler, Assemblymember Rosenthal, Senators Hoylman-Sigal, Ramos, Cleare Join TA, FSS, Advocates To Demand Assembly Pass Sammy’s Law to Stop Queen’s Traffic Violence Crisis

Advocates, Elected Officials Rally in Support of Congestion Pricing Funding for Accessibility Upgrades

Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Amplify the Voices of the Disability Community on the MTA Board

Perelman Performing Arts Center Announces Partnerships to Broaden and Deepen its Service to the Communities of New York

Mayor Adams, Civic Engagement Commission Announce Results of “The People’s Money,” Citywide Participatory Budgeting Vote

New York City Comptroller Lander Addresses City’s Accessibility Issues at Inaugural Disability Justice Roundtable

Disability Advocates and MTA Reach Historic Settlement to Make the NYC Subway Accessible to People Who Need Stair-Free Access

Mayor Adams Releases Community Driven “NYC Speaks Action Plan”

‘Trick-or-Streets’: Adams Administration Announces First-Ever Expansion of Open Street Hours for Halloween, Cuts Ribbon on 34th Avenue Redesign in Queens

Adams Administration Partners With CDC to Deliver 10,000 Accessible At-Home COVID-19 Tests to Those who are Blind or Have Low Vision

New Analysis From Transportation Alternatives and MIT Details How Inequities in Public Space Contribute to Racial and Economic Disparities Across New York City Neighborhoods

Mayor Adams, Civic Engagement Commission Announce Launch Of First-Ever Citywide Participatory Budgeting Process

Disability Advocates and MTA Reach Historic Settlement to Make the NYC Subway Accessible to People Who Need Stair-Free Access

Speaker Adrienne E. Adams Outlines Vision Calling for Expanded Health and Opportunity Investments as Path to Public Safety and Pandemic Recovery in First State of the City Address

Litigation against New York State Board of Elections Resolved – New York to Create Statewide Accessible Absentee Ballot Program

Governor Hochul Establishes Office of the Chief Disability Officer

New York’s Disability Community Calls on Governor To Reinstate The State Office Of The Advocate For People With Disabilities

504 Democratic Club and other Disability Advocates Join Council Member Carlina Rivera and her Colleagues at Rally in Support of Intro 2141-2020

Disability advocates to MTA Stop shared rides on Access-A-Ride in wake of dangerous Delta variant

Decision by Federal Appellate Court Vindicates the Rights of Subway Riders With Disabilities

Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York Announces Retirement of Executive Director Susan M. Dooha and the Appointment of Dr. Sharon M. McLennon-Wier as CIDNY’s New Executive Director

New York City to Launch $15 Million Ranked Choice Voting Education Campaign

Re: Please Reject $160M Raids on Dedicated Transit Funds in One-House Budget Bills,and Ensure $524M in Withheld Funds are Repaid to MTA from FY 2020-2021 

Court Certifies Class of People With Disabilities Excluded From NYC Subway System Due To Lack of Stair-Free Access In Violation of NYC Human Rights Law 

Unanimous Appellate Court Upholds Ruling That MTA is Subject to NYC Human Rights Law and Can be Held Liable for Discriminating Against Subway Riders with Disabilities 

Memorandum In Support: S8119C, A10303 

Agreement Made for June Accessible Absentee Voting Program (Stipulation of Settlement)

Coalition of Disability Groups Demand Access to New York’s Inaccessible Absentee Voting (Full complaint)

Queens Borough Public Library Sued for Excluding Persons with Disabilities from Full and Equal Access to Hunters Point Library (Hunters Point Complaint)

MTA is Not Above NYC Human Rights Law and Judge Rules They Can’t Discriminate Against People with Disabilities Who Use the Subway

Lawsuit Brings Equity to Blind Voters Registering to Vote

2018 State of the State Proposals Leave Many Questions for New Yorkers with Disabilities

Court Report Confirms Dismal State of Sidewalks for Disabled New Yorkers (Report and Recommendations)