Americans with Disabilities Act
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky say New York City will adopt regulations requiring that half of the city’s 13,000 yellow cabs be accessible to people with disabilities.
New York State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sunday to improve accessibility for the disabled at subway stations.
Two disabled New Rochelle High School students claim they were mistreated during a fire condition last month and now the school is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department.
Federal Judge Deborah Batts said she sees improvements in the city’s efforts to make polling places accessible to disabled people, but she’s not yet satisfied.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act doesn’t require the city to demand that cabbies serve the disabled.
Jack Biegel’s wife of 46 years has been gone for almost five years, yet the way Sandra Biegel left this world still gnaws at her husband.
Only about 200 of the city’s 13,000 taxis can handle wheelchairs right now. In a suit against the Taxi and Limousine Commission, several advocacy groups said that violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing back against federal efforts to make more New York City taxis able to handle the needs of the handicapped.
An Airmont man is suing White Castle because he says booths at the company’s Nanuet restaurant are too small for his 290-pound frame.
Father’s Day came and went with a local dad still fighting to be with his disabled daughter. For years, his job accommodated his daughter’s needs, but all of sudden his hours were changed and now he’s going to court.
It’s a heartbreaking battle involving a 4-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and her right to a wheelchair lift. A Staten Island condo board isn’t allowing a front-door lift. The homeowner is calling it discrimination.