STILL LEFT BEHIND: Apps Continue To Fail New York’s Wheelchair Users Despite Raising Billions

May 16, 2019

Despite raising billions of dollars in investments, for-hire-vehicle services Uber, Lyft, and Juno continue to violate federal, state, and local accessibility laws by failing individuals who use wheelchairs, according to “Still Left Behind”, a communit …



NYLPI’s Michelle Kraus And Colleagues Discuss Microaggressions In The Legal Profession

May 9, 2019

When a legal colleague says something demeaning in a meeting do we: Do nothing? Try to keep it light, and move on? Confront it directly? And how are legal organizations responding to such behavior more broadly? NYLPI Senior Social Worker Michelle Kraus …



City Will Allow Access-A-Ride Vehicles In Bus Lanes

May 2, 2019

With the city’s subways still largely inaccessible for people in wheelchairs, the New York City Department of Transportation has today announced that it will allow vehicles with the City’s accessible van transportation system, Access-A-Ride, to ride in …



CityLimits Quotes NYLPI in Access-A-Ride Bus Lane Story

April 12, 2019

CityLimits quoted NYLPI Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron in a story about a city proposal to let Access-A-Ride vans use bus lanes to speed up trips for riders with disabilities.



“Common Human Decency”—Best Practices For Lawyers Working With Clients with Disabilities

April 9, 2019

“If you’re uncomfortable or you don’t know what to do, just say, ‘I’ve never worked with someone with your disability’.”



Don’t Change English Proficiency Rules On Social Security

April 2, 2019

NYLPI has signed on, along with more than 100 other organizations, to a comment letter to the Social Security Administration, calling on them not to change the  rules around English proficiency.



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