Disability Rights Advocates
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
New York City is being sued for violating the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, which celebrated its 24th anniversary last week. Advocates argue too many city sidewalks lack proper curb cuts and are not accessible to people with disabilities.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Nine Broadway theaters will be more accessible to the disabled thanks to an agreement with the federal government.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
Think we learned something from all those Sandy stories of disabled people trapped in high-rises struggling to survive? Think again.
Disability rights groups are suing New York City in Federal Court saying the city's emergency plans are discriminatory and violate federal laws. A ruling could come any day now.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Lydia Callis was an American Sign Language interpreter for the mayor during press conferences about Sandy last year. Now, she's trying to raise awareness about what it's like to be hard of hearing in New York City and what would make it easier. She discusses her background, her activism, and her work.
Monday, March 18, 2013
A federal trial is continuing in the case of disabled New Yorkers, who say the city needs a protocol for evacuating them during disasters, such as Sandy.