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We're a civil rights organization that has been fighting for equality for people with disabilities since 1970.

We are a civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination against people with disabilities - all disabilities. We fight to eliminate the barriers that prevent us from enjoying full equality in American society. Founded in 1970, DIA is a democratic, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, membership organization. DIA consists primarily of and is directed by people with disabilities.
We believe in the motto, "Nothing about us, without us!"

Our Mailing Address is:
Post Office Box 30954
Port Authority Station
New York, NY 10011-0109

Tel. & Fax 718-261-3737 (Voice/TTY)


Note: If a DIA meeting is cancelled because of bad weather, it will be announced on DIA website on Saturday night or by calling the DIA answering machine at 718-261-3737. Call 30 minutes after sundown on Saturday.
 

Taxis For All Campaign

December 6, 2013
CITY OF NEW YORK AND DISABILITY ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE
LANDMARK SETTLEMENT TO DRAMATICALLY
INCREASE NYC TAXICAB ACCESSIBILITY

One out of every two medallion taxicabs
will be wheelchair accessible by 2020

Please visit Taxis for All Campaign website for more details


A Community Reminder: Outer Borough Accessible Taxis are available. Please see list below of participating cab companies:

Grand Limo and Car Service Inc.
3607 32nd Street
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 433-4255

Federal Transit NY Inc.
924 64th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 688-2288

Riverside Radio Dispatcher
1642 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10040
(212) 923-1111

First Class C/L SVC Corp.
4980 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
(212) 304-1111

V.I.T. Car Service, Inc.
1478 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 904-8057

American Base No. 1 Inc.
522 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 665-6664


Taxis For All Campaign

Statement of Edith Prentiss,
chair, Taxis For All Campaign
on withdrawal of accessible taxi proposal

May 18, 2013

The Taxis For All Campaign is very disappointed that the City Council will not vote on Intro. 433-A, Council Member Koppell's proposal for a gradual transition to an 100 percent accessible yellow-taxi fleet. The bill had a veto proof majority of sponsors.

Unfortunately, this week the Council Member had decided to move forward with a much different proposal than Intro. 433-A, in part because Speaker Quinn would not support Intro. 433-A. His new proposal would have made the accessibility requirement null and void if the cost of running an accessible taxi was 5 percent or higher than a non-accessible taxi. That's a loophole big enough to drive a fleet of cabs through.

The Council's new bill put a price tag on civil rights, which no one should accept. However, we did suggest the Council include a way of mitigating the cost of accessible taxis so that higher costs to taxi purchasers would be offset -- a reasonable proposal that has support in the taxi industry. However, Council Member Koppell and, apparently, Speaker Quinn rejected this approach.

This is not over. Under Speaker Quinn, the number of accessible taxis has remained stuck at about 231 since 2007 out of 13,237 taxis. That's a record that must change.

Please visit the Taxis For All Campaign website


Disabled In Action Singers header DIA singers and album ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best

The DIA Singers' second CD
...and the Parking Spots
Are Nothing But the Best

$15.00 per CD ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best
(descriptive booklet included, with lyrics and bio's)

$25.00 per "gift set" of 2 CD's, including ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best (booklet included, as above) and IN MOTION, The DIA Singers' first CD (booklet included, with lyrics and bio's)

DIA singers and album In Motion from 1994

Printer-friendly format of The DIA Singers CD order form
(Link opens in a new browser window)

Listen to audio from The DIA Singers' first CD
IN MOTION
Listen to the Disabled In Action Singers audio of In Motion album online

Listen to audio from The DIA Singers' second CD
...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best
Listen to the Disabled In Action Singers audio of recent album online


Help getting materials from HRA in accessible formats
July 3, 2012

People who are blind and those with vision impairments have a right to government documents in alternative formats!

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires State and local government agencies to provide written materials in alternative formats to people with disabilities who need them to access the information in those materials. This obligation applies to the New York City Human Resources Administration, which is the City Medicaid and Food Stamp agency, as well as other City and State government agencies.

An alternative format can be:

Braille

Large print

Electronic documents in a text format that can be read by a screen reader

DVD with a soundtrack

Audio cassette

A qualified reader to read to you

Other formats

Agencies do not have to give you your first choice of formats but do have to give you materials in a format that works for you.

To get agency materials in other formats, ask for them in writing and keep a copy of the letter.

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) can help you ask for materials in alternative formats from HRA. If you would like their help, contact:

Cary LaCheen, NCLEJ, 212-633-6967 or lacheen@nclej.org

NCLEJ may also be able to help you if you have already asked for materials in alternative formats and the agency said no.


If you have any accessibility issues at Duane Reade stores, please make a note of the store, the date and time, and the problem, and we will soon have contact information here.
 

This website was created and is maintained by Douglas Pucci

Bobby WorldWide Approved 508


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Resources
DIA Singers CD
Access-A-Ride
MTA Accessible Transit
DIA In The News
Duane Reade Lawsuit: Updates
TLC Notice
Federal AAR Report
FTA Phone Conference
Paratransit: Make Case
NCD: Transp. for PWDs
Disability Statistics
Links
 
E-MAIL US
 
Join Disabled In Action
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
The DIA board and general membership meetings will be held this Sunday, November 2nd at the regular times. It is your personal decision if you feel you cannot attend because of the possible traffic disruption from the New York City Marathon. Please note that for an accessible restroom, you may have to find one offsite because of construction in the building.


We're a civil rights organization that has been fighting for equality for people with disabilities since 1970.

We are a civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination against people with disabilities — all disabilities. We fight to eliminate the barriers that prevent us from enjoying full equality in American society. Founded in 1970, DIA is a democratic, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, membership organization. DIA consists primarily of and is directed by people with disabilities.
We believe in the motto, "Nothing about us, without us!"

Our Mailing Address is:
Post Office Box 30954
Port Authority Station
New York, NY 10011-0109

Tel. & Fax 718-261-3737 (Voice/TTY)


Note: If a DIA meeting is cancelled because of bad weather, it will be announced on DIA website on Saturday night or by calling the DIA answering machine at 718-261-3737. Call 30 minutes after sundown on Saturday.
 

Taxis For All Campaign

December 6, 2013
CITY OF NEW YORK AND DISABILITY ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE
LANDMARK SETTLEMENT TO DRAMATICALLY
INCREASE NYC TAXICAB ACCESSIBILITY

One out of every two medallion taxicabs
will be wheelchair accessible by 2020

Please visit Taxis for All Campaign website for more details


A Community Reminder: Outer Borough Accessible Taxis are available. Please see list below of participating cab companies:

Grand Limo and Car Service Inc.
3607 32nd Street
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 433-4255

Federal Transit NY Inc.
924 64th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 688-2288

Riverside Radio Dispatcher
1642 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10040
(212) 923-1111

First Class C/L SVC Corp.
4980 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
(212) 304-1111

V.I.T. Car Service, Inc.
1478 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 904-8057

American Base No. 1 Inc.
522 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 665-6664


Taxis For All Campaign

Statement of Edith Prentiss,
chair, Taxis For All Campaign
on withdrawal of accessible taxi proposal

May 18, 2013

The Taxis For All Campaign is very disappointed that the City Council will not vote on Intro. 433-A, Council Member Koppell's proposal for a gradual transition to an 100 percent accessible yellow-taxi fleet. The bill had a veto proof majority of sponsors.

Unfortunately, this week the Council Member had decided to move forward with a much different proposal than Intro. 433-A, in part because Speaker Quinn would not support Intro. 433-A. His new proposal would have made the accessibility requirement null and void if the cost of running an accessible taxi was 5 percent or higher than a non-accessible taxi. That's a loophole big enough to drive a fleet of cabs through.

The Council's new bill put a price tag on civil rights, which no one should accept. However, we did suggest the Council include a way of mitigating the cost of accessible taxis so that higher costs to taxi purchasers would be offset -- a reasonable proposal that has support in the taxi industry. However, Council Member Koppell and, apparently, Speaker Quinn rejected this approach.

This is not over. Under Speaker Quinn, the number of accessible taxis has remained stuck at about 231 since 2007 out of 13,237 taxis. That's a record that must change.

Please visit the Taxis For All Campaign website


Disabled In Action Singers header DIA singers and album ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best

The DIA Singers' second CD
...and the Parking Spots
Are Nothing But the Best

$15.00 per CD ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best
(descriptive booklet included, with lyrics and bio's)

$25.00 per "gift set" of 2 CD's, including ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best (booklet included, as above) and IN MOTION, The DIA Singers' first CD (booklet included, with lyrics and bio's)

DIA singers and album In Motion from 1994

Printer-friendly format of The DIA Singers CD order form
(Link opens in a new browser window)

Listen to audio from The DIA Singers' first CD
IN MOTION
Listen to the Disabled In Action Singers audio of In Motion album online

Listen to audio from The DIA Singers' second CD
...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best
Listen to the Disabled In Action Singers audio of recent album online


Help getting materials from HRA in accessible formats
July 3, 2012

People who are blind and those with vision impairments have a right to government documents in alternative formats!

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires State and local government agencies to provide written materials in alternative formats to people with disabilities who need them to access the information in those materials. This obligation applies to the New York City Human Resources Administration, which is the City Medicaid and Food Stamp agency, as well as other City and State government agencies.

An alternative format can be:

Braille

Large print

Electronic documents in a text format that can be read by a screen reader

DVD with a soundtrack

Audio cassette

A qualified reader to read to you

Other formats

Agencies do not have to give you your first choice of formats but do have to give you materials in a format that works for you.

To get agency materials in other formats, ask for them in writing and keep a copy of the letter.

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) can help you ask for materials in alternative formats from HRA. If you would like their help, contact:

Cary LaCheen, NCLEJ, 212-633-6967 or lacheen@nclej.org

NCLEJ may also be able to help you if you have already asked for materials in alternative formats and the agency said no.


If you have any accessibility issues at Duane Reade stores, please make a note of the store, the date and time, and the problem, and we will soon have contact information here.
 

This website was created and is maintained by Douglas Pucci

Bobby WorldWide Approved 508


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NAVIGATION
Home
About Us
DIA Board Members
Meeting Schedule
ACTIVIST Newsletter
Contact Gov't Officials
DIA Photos
One Step Campaign
Resources
DIA Singers CD
Access-A-Ride
MTA Accessible Transit
DIA In The News
Duane Reade Lawsuit: Updates
TLC Notice
Federal AAR Report
FTA Phone Conference
Paratransit: Make Case
NCD: Transp. for PWDs
Disability Statistics
Links
 
E-MAIL US
 
Join Disabled In Action
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We're a civil rights organization that has been fighting for equality for people with disabilities since 1970.

We are a civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination against people with disabilities - all disabilities. We fight to eliminate the barriers that prevent us from enjoying full equality in American society. Founded in 1970, DIA is a democratic, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, membership organization. DIA consists primarily of and is directed by people with disabilities.
We believe in the motto, "Nothing about us, without us!"

Our Mailing Address is:
Post Office Box 30954
Port Authority Station
New York, NY 10011-0109

Tel. & Fax 718-261-3737 (Voice/TTY)


Note: If a DIA meeting is cancelled because of bad weather, it will be announced on DIA website on Saturday night or by calling the DIA answering machine at 718-261-3737. Call 30 minutes after sundown on Saturday.
 

 
It is advisable to arrive at Dallas BBQ before 12 noon but NOT prior to 11:30 a.m. on December 7.
 
Only checks or money orders will be accepted for the holiday party. If you are a current DIA member, you can pay your dues at the door.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Todd.
 
All meals include: French fries; coleslaw; corn bread; dessert; and unlimited soda.

Taxis For All Campaign

December 6, 2013
CITY OF NEW YORK AND DISABILITY ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE
LANDMARK SETTLEMENT TO DRAMATICALLY
INCREASE NYC TAXICAB ACCESSIBILITY

One out of every two medallion taxicabs
will be wheelchair accessible by 2020

Please visit Taxis for All Campaign website for more details


A Community Reminder: Outer Borough Accessible Taxis are available. Please see list below of participating cab companies:

Grand Limo and Car Service Inc.
3607 32nd Street
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 433-4255

Federal Transit NY Inc.
924 64th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 688-2288

Riverside Radio Dispatcher
1642 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10040
(212) 923-1111

First Class C/L SVC Corp.
4980 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
(212) 304-1111

V.I.T. Car Service, Inc.
1478 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 904-8057

American Base No. 1 Inc.
522 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 665-6664


Taxis For All Campaign

Statement of Edith Prentiss,
chair, Taxis For All Campaign
on withdrawal of accessible taxi proposal

May 18, 2013

The Taxis For All Campaign is very disappointed that the City Council will not vote on Intro. 433-A, Council Member Koppell's proposal for a gradual transition to an 100 percent accessible yellow-taxi fleet. The bill had a veto proof majority of sponsors.

Unfortunately, this week the Council Member had decided to move forward with a much different proposal than Intro. 433-A, in part because Speaker Quinn would not support Intro. 433-A. His new proposal would have made the accessibility requirement null and void if the cost of running an accessible taxi was 5 percent or higher than a non-accessible taxi. That's a loophole big enough to drive a fleet of cabs through.

The Council's new bill put a price tag on civil rights, which no one should accept. However, we did suggest the Council include a way of mitigating the cost of accessible taxis so that higher costs to taxi purchasers would be offset -- a reasonable proposal that has support in the taxi industry. However, Council Member Koppell and, apparently, Speaker Quinn rejected this approach.

This is not over. Under Speaker Quinn, the number of accessible taxis has remained stuck at about 231 since 2007 out of 13,237 taxis. That's a record that must change.

Please visit the Taxis For All Campaign website


Disabled In Action Singers header DIA singers and album ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best

The DIA Singers' second CD
...and the Parking Spots
Are Nothing But the Best

$15.00 per CD ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best
(descriptive booklet included, with lyrics and bio's)

$25.00 per "gift set" of 2 CD's, including ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best (booklet included, as above) and IN MOTION, The DIA Singers' first CD (booklet included, with lyrics and bio's)

DIA singers and album In Motion from 1994

Printer-friendly format of The DIA Singers CD order form
(Link opens in a new browser window)

Listen to audio from The DIA Singers' first CD
IN MOTION
Listen to the Disabled In Action Singers audio of In Motion album online

Listen to audio from The DIA Singers' second CD
...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best
Listen to the Disabled In Action Singers audio of recent album online


Help getting materials from HRA in accessible formats
July 3, 2012

People who are blind and those with vision impairments have a right to government documents in alternative formats!

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires State and local government agencies to provide written materials in alternative formats to people with disabilities who need them to access the information in those materials. This obligation applies to the New York City Human Resources Administration, which is the City Medicaid and Food Stamp agency, as well as other City and State government agencies.

An alternative format can be:

Braille

Large print

Electronic documents in a text format that can be read by a screen reader

DVD with a soundtrack

Audio cassette

A qualified reader to read to you

Other formats

Agencies do not have to give you your first choice of formats but do have to give you materials in a format that works for you.

To get agency materials in other formats, ask for them in writing and keep a copy of the letter.

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) can help you ask for materials in alternative formats from HRA. If you would like their help, contact:

Cary LaCheen, NCLEJ, 212-633-6967 or lacheen@nclej.org

NCLEJ may also be able to help you if you have already asked for materials in alternative formats and the agency said no.


If you have any accessibility issues at Duane Reade stores, please make a note of the store, the date and time, and the problem, and we will soon have contact information here.
 

This website was created and is maintained by Douglas Pucci

Bobby WorldWide Approved 508


Disabled In Action
Top half of Shooting Star under letters D I A in a circle Disabled In Action of Metropolitan New York
Bottom half of Shooting Star under letters D I A in a circle
Skip Navigation

 
NAVIGATION
Home
About Us
DIA Board Members
Meeting Schedule
ACTIVIST Newsletter
Contact Gov't Officials
DIA Photos
One Step Campaign
Resources
DIA Singers CD
Access-A-Ride
MTA Accessible Transit
DIA In The News
Duane Reade Lawsuit: Updates
TLC Notice
Federal AAR Report
FTA Phone Conference
Paratransit: Make Case
NCD: Transp. for PWDs
Disability Statistics
Links
 
E-MAIL US
 
Join Disabled In Action
[Opens in new window]

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
The DIA board and general membership meetings will be held this Sunday, November 2nd at the regular times. It is your personal decision if you feel you cannot attend because of the possible traffic disruption from the New York City Marathon. Please note that for an accessible restroom, you may have to find one offsite because of construction in the building.


We're a civil rights organization that has been fighting for equality for people with disabilities since 1970.

We are a civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination against people with disabilities — all disabilities. We fight to eliminate the barriers that prevent us from enjoying full equality in American society. Founded in 1970, DIA is a democratic, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, membership organization. DIA consists primarily of and is directed by people with disabilities.
We believe in the motto, "Nothing about us, without us!"

Our Mailing Address is:
Post Office Box 30954
Port Authority Station
New York, NY 10011-0109

Tel. & Fax 718-261-3737 (Voice/TTY)


Note: If a DIA meeting is cancelled because of bad weather, it will be announced on DIA website on Saturday night or by calling the DIA answering machine at 718-261-3737. Call 30 minutes after sundown on Saturday.
 

Taxis For All Campaign

December 6, 2013
CITY OF NEW YORK AND DISABILITY ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE
LANDMARK SETTLEMENT TO DRAMATICALLY
INCREASE NYC TAXICAB ACCESSIBILITY

One out of every two medallion taxicabs
will be wheelchair accessible by 2020

Please visit Taxis for All Campaign website for more details


A Community Reminder: Outer Borough Accessible Taxis are available. Please see list below of participating cab companies:

Grand Limo and Car Service Inc.
3607 32nd Street
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 433-4255

Federal Transit NY Inc.
924 64th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 688-2288

Riverside Radio Dispatcher
1642 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10040
(212) 923-1111

First Class C/L SVC Corp.
4980 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
(212) 304-1111

V.I.T. Car Service, Inc.
1478 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 904-8057

American Base No. 1 Inc.
522 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 665-6664


Taxis For All Campaign

Statement of Edith Prentiss,
chair, Taxis For All Campaign
on withdrawal of accessible taxi proposal

May 18, 2013

The Taxis For All Campaign is very disappointed that the City Council will not vote on Intro. 433-A, Council Member Koppell's proposal for a gradual transition to an 100 percent accessible yellow-taxi fleet. The bill had a veto proof majority of sponsors.

Unfortunately, this week the Council Member had decided to move forward with a much different proposal than Intro. 433-A, in part because Speaker Quinn would not support Intro. 433-A. His new proposal would have made the accessibility requirement null and void if the cost of running an accessible taxi was 5 percent or higher than a non-accessible taxi. That's a loophole big enough to drive a fleet of cabs through.

The Council's new bill put a price tag on civil rights, which no one should accept. However, we did suggest the Council include a way of mitigating the cost of accessible taxis so that higher costs to taxi purchasers would be offset -- a reasonable proposal that has support in the taxi industry. However, Council Member Koppell and, apparently, Speaker Quinn rejected this approach.

This is not over. Under Speaker Quinn, the number of accessible taxis has remained stuck at about 231 since 2007 out of 13,237 taxis. That's a record that must change.

Please visit the Taxis For All Campaign website


Disabled In Action Singers header DIA singers and album ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best

The DIA Singers' second CD
...and the Parking Spots
Are Nothing But the Best

$15.00 per CD ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best
(descriptive booklet included, with lyrics and bio's)

$25.00 per "gift set" of 2 CD's, including ...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best (booklet included, as above) and IN MOTION, The DIA Singers' first CD (booklet included, with lyrics and bio's)

DIA singers and album In Motion from 1994

Printer-friendly format of The DIA Singers CD order form
(Link opens in a new browser window)

Listen to audio from The DIA Singers' first CD
IN MOTION
Listen to the Disabled In Action Singers audio of In Motion album online

Listen to audio from The DIA Singers' second CD
...and the Parking Spots Are Nothing But the Best
Listen to the Disabled In Action Singers audio of recent album online


Help getting materials from HRA in accessible formats
July 3, 2012

People who are blind and those with vision impairments have a right to government documents in alternative formats!

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires State and local government agencies to provide written materials in alternative formats to people with disabilities who need them to access the information in those materials. This obligation applies to the New York City Human Resources Administration, which is the City Medicaid and Food Stamp agency, as well as other City and State government agencies.

An alternative format can be:

Braille

Large print

Electronic documents in a text format that can be read by a screen reader

DVD with a soundtrack

Audio cassette

A qualified reader to read to you

Other formats

Agencies do not have to give you your first choice of formats but do have to give you materials in a format that works for you.

To get agency materials in other formats, ask for them in writing and keep a copy of the letter.

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) can help you ask for materials in alternative formats from HRA. If you would like their help, contact:

Cary LaCheen, NCLEJ, 212-633-6967 or lacheen@nclej.org

NCLEJ may also be able to help you if you have already asked for materials in alternative formats and the agency said no.


If you have any accessibility issues at Duane Reade stores, please make a note of the store, the date and time, and the problem, and we will soon have contact information here.
 

This website was created and is maintained by Douglas Pucci

Bobby WorldWide Approved 508