During Disasters, Does New York Abandon the Disabled?

A federal grant would provide back-up generators for complexes like the Red Hook Houses, above, that lost power during Sandy.

A federal judge ruled that the city violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by having inadequate disaster response. Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY) and Eric Klinenberg, NYU sociologist and author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, discuss the ruling and possible remedies.