NYLPI Seeks Bodycam Footage and 911 Call Tapes From NYPD Fatal Shooting

August 16, 2019

In a key test for New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), we are suing the New York Police Department (NYPD) for the body-worn camera footage and 911 call tapes from the NYPD’s fatal shooting of Susan Muller. Ruth Lowenkron, Director of the Disab …

Trump’s Public Charge Rule Hurts Our Clients

August 13, 2019

The Trump Administration’s new immigration rule will force our clients and communities to choose between the people they love and the food, housing, and healthcare they need. Under the “public charge” rule, having a disability or using government progr …

“I’ve met fantastic people because I have Parkinson’s. It’s a weird blessing…”

July 25, 2019

More than 60 people attended a screening at NYLPI’s All Access pop-up museum, of Zack Grant’s documentary film, Shake With Me, about artist and commercial designer Debra Magid, the director’s mother, and her diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease. The film …

Attorney General Barr: We Must Retain Medical Access For People With Disabilities

July 25, 2019

NYLPI and a host of New York disability justice organizations have written to the U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, on the eve of the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, asking him not to withdraw a 2010 rule about the …

Have You Used Access-A-Ride? Take The Survey!

July 23, 2019

We need your help in participating and completing a brief survey. We would like to receive as much feedback as possible on the attached survey detailing Access-A-Ride services for individuals who use this service. The deadline for responses will be COB …

“It’s not hard to find an example of a city that’s doing accessible transportation better than New York.”

July 18, 2019

Disability Justice advocates from around New York focused on how to make the city prioritize accessible transit tonight, at a packed-room panel discussion at “All Access”, NYLPI’s pop-up social justice museum. “Examples abound of cities that are doing …

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