NYLPI Daily News Op-Ed: Let all access emergency services now, NYC

April 15, 2020

The NY Daily News published an op-ed by NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Maureen Belluscio on the critical need for accessible emergency services through text-to-911 during the coronavirus crisis. Maureen is the primary author of NYLPI’s recent report, “Cal …



New NYLPI Report: Pandemic Underscores City Deadline for Text-to-911 Emergency Services

April 14, 2020

New Report Calls on NYC Authorities to Implement Text-to-911 As Coronavirus Crisis Continues. The report from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest highlights the increasingly urgent need for an accessible emergency system and offers recommendations …



NYLPI Presents at Fordham Symposium on the Impact of Inaccessible Urban Cities

February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020   NYLPI Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron spoke today at the Fordham Law School Symposium: “Urban Cities and Accessibility.”  In her panel, “The Impact of Inaccessible Urban Cities,” Ruth discussed the detrimental effect o …



THE CITY Covers NYLPI Testimony Urging Accessible 911 for People with Disabilities

November 12, 2019

THE CITY quoted Senior Staff Attorney Maureen Belluscio in its article, City’s Delayed Response On 911 Overhaul Declared An Emergency, which covered a City Council hearing into the Administration’s abject failure to create an accessible 911 system, inc …



28 Years Later, ADA Non-Compliance Leaves Deaf Patients At Risk

August 1, 2018

Deaf patients are still being denied translation services in hospitals.



NYLPI Staff Attorney Antony Gemmell Quoted in an AP Article about NYPD’s Efforts to Improve Communication with Deaf Drivers

June 14, 2018

The New York Police Department (NYPD) announced a new tool being offered to deaf drivers to facilitate better communication during traffic stops.



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