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MTA is Not Above NYC Human Rights Law and Judge Rules They Can’t Discriminate Against People with Disabilities Who Use the Subway Image
New York Subway Stairs by Derek Key, CC BY 2.0

New York, New York (June 5, 2019) – Today, Justice Shlomo Hagler of the Supreme Court of New York, New York County, denied the request of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) and the City of New York (“the City”) to dismiss a civil-rights lawsuit filed by the disability community. The lawsuit alleged that the MTA and …

Hurricane Season Starts This Month Image

The City has made some changes in emergency preparedness for people with disabilities since we won our court case in 2014. Their website has more information to address some issues for New Yorkers with disabilities; the plan for canvassing buildings now includes training for canvassers on working with people with disabilities; more evacuation centers and …

People with Disabilities File Class Action Suit Challenging MTA’S Widespread Discriminatory Renovation Practices Image

     
For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2019
 
 
Media Contacts:
Maia Goodell: (212) 644-8644, mgoodell@dralegal.org
Jess Powers: (646) 442-4154, jpowers@cidny.org
Joseph Rappaport: (718) 998-3000, jrappaport@bcid.org
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FILE CLASS ACTION SUIT CHALLENGING MTA’S WIDESPREAD DISCRIMINATORY RENOVATION PRACTICES
New York, NY—May 15, 2019— A civil rights class action lawsuit was filed today in New York against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), challenging its …

Urge Governor Cuomo to include a funding increase of only $5 million for Independent Living Centers in his budget proposal! Image

It is that time of year again where we need to ask for your help. We all know how crucial Independent Living Centers like Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY are in communities across the State. We provide a wide array of supports and services that help people be independent and integrated in their …