NY City and State Agencies Sued for Failing to Provide Accessible Information

NCLEJ and Drinker, Biddle & Reath filed a lawsuit on behalf of 4,000 blind and seriously visually impaired New Yorkers who cannot read the standard print applications, notices and other materials provided to them about their food stamp and Medicaid benefits. We asked the court to order the City and State agencies to provide information in alternative formats appropriate to each person (including Braille, large print, audio cassette or CD, and email or CD that can be read on a computer with screen reader software), develop a system to identify people who may need materials in alternative formats, and inform them of their right to such materials.

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