A United airplane hovering over a runway during the daytime.

Dear United, What If David Dao Had Been Disabled?

Dear United, Earlier this month, David Dao was dragged off a flight from Chicago to Louisville. He suffered a concussion, a broken nose, sinus damage, and several lost teeth. While I’m empathetic toward Dao and his family, this is not
A large snow drift covering a sidewalk, making it impassable.

Unshoveled College Campuses Leave Disabled Students in the Cold

Have you ever wondered why the song is titled “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”? The answer is quite simple: the Winter Wonderland is completely inaccessible, leaving thousands of people with physical disabilities and mobility impairments unable to traverse through the…
The McDonald's 'golden arches' logo, with "Drive-Thru" below

ADA lawsuit challenges McDonald’s drive-thru only hours

A Louisiana man with visual disabilities sued the world’s largest fast-food chain May 26, arguing that its drive-thru services violate his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. “One of the hallmarks of McDonald’s success has been its adaptability. In…
Blue sign with image of a bus and words "bus stop"

Lawsuit targets New Orleans bus stops

Almost all bus stops in New Orleans impose accessibility barriers to people with mobility disabilities, a new class-action lawsuit asserts, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on March 28. “We think it’s very important…
A classic-style Greyhound bus

Greyhound settles with the DOJ over accessibility issues

The nation’s largest intercity bus operator will pay $300,000 to a group of individuals allegedly subjected to Americans with Disabilities Act violations and appoint a claims administrator to oversee a process for compensating an “uncapped ” number of other people…
person in a scooter stuck at a curb with no curb cut

Agreement reached to make Denver’s pedestrian pathways more accessible

The City of Denver announced an agreement with the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition on January 25, requiring the city to review and improve upon its ADA compliance in regard to its thousands of…
A United Airlines plane as it drives down a runway

DOT hits United Airlines with fines for disability-related violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation fined the nation’s largest airline $2.75 million for a range of disability discrimination and other federal violations. In response to what it called a “rise in disability related complaints” from consumers in 2014, the DOT…
An eco-friendly and accessible yellow, taxi van with "NYC" on the side

Environmental lawsuit challenges NYC taxi accessibility plan

New York City’s ambitious taxi accessibility plan may have hit a new roadblock. In September 2014, the City reached an agreement with disability advocates, agreeing to convert half of city’s taxi fleet to wheelchair accessible vehicles by 2020.…
Bus stop shelter at night with vehicles passing at fast speed

Mall sued over inaccessible bus stop

The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio and Access Center for Independent Living filed a federal lawsuit December 15, targeting a mall where the nearest bus stop is more than 600 feet – or two football fields – away.…