When Will LIRR Trains Finally Meet 30-Year-Old Disability Access Requirements?There are renewed calls for the Long Island Rail Road to make the largest commuter rail system in the nation fully accessible to disabled riders.
Man With Hearing Loss Suing Nassau County After His Application To Be 911 Dispatcher Was DeniedA Bethpage man with hearing loss says he is the victim of discrimination by Nassau County.
Disability Advocates Rally Ahead Of Court Hearing On Subway Access LawsuitSeveral groups are suing the MTA, claiming it systematically excludes people with disabilities by not providing access to stations.
No Decision On Class Action Lawsuit Over MTA's Lack Of Subway ElevatorsSeveral nonprofits organizations and individuals are behind a class action lawsuit calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to add elevators to all stations.
Judge Sides With Disabled Riders, Orders MTA To Install Elevators At Stations Undergoing RenovationsThe MTA has been ordered to install elevators inside subway stations that are undergoing construction if the work affects the station’s accessibility.
Family Accuses N.J. Ice Rink Of Discriminating Against Disabled DaughterA Girl Scout holiday outing turned to misery for one New Jersey family. They say an ice skating rink discriminated against a young girl with cerebral palsy.
Residents Up In Arms Over Wheelchair Ramp Outside Of Lower Manhattan BuildingNew Yorkers want their packages to arrive quickly, but as shipping companies set up shop in the city to make that happen, they're hitting some road blocks.
Manhattan Woman Suing NYPD Claims Cops Denied Her Sign Language Interpreter Following ArrestA woman has filed suit against the NYPD over the handling of her arrest.
Manhattan Borough President's Report Finds Problems With Curb Cuts Designed To Help DisabledThey found that just 115, or 9.5 percent, were fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
Cuomo Signs Legislation Strengthening Disability ProtectionsHe also signed a proclamation recognizing the anniversary of the federal act.
Blind Lawyer Suing City Details Alleged ADA Violations In Central ParkRichard Bernstein, who was run down by a bicyclist in Central Park a year and a half ago, claims he has proof that the city has ignored the Americans with Disabilities Act.
NYC Agrees To Improve Taxi Access For DisabledMayor 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.
State Lawmaker: MTA Is Not Doing Enough For Disabled CommutersNew York State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sunday to improve accessibility for the disabled at subway stations.
Justice Dept. Looks At Mistreatment Of Disabled Students During New Rochelle H.S. EvacuationTwo 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.
Judge Wants Answers From NYC On Handicapped VotingFederal 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.