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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)

Sunday January 19, 2020

We meet at Selis Manor
1st Floor Auditorium
135 West 23rd Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York City
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

See the 2019 DIA meeting dates at our Meeting Schedule page

Membership runs Jan. to Dec.

Dues, based on what you can afford
(Choose one)

Donate $50 one-time

Donate $75 one-time

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.

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As of November 2014, Access-A-Ride has a late cancellation window of 2 hours, instead of the previous time period of 3 hours.

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
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Listen to audio from The DIA Singers' first CD
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:


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

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.

May 2006 ACTIVIST newsletter featuring an article entitled Duane Reade Case Settled! Access Is Good For Business
Also, view our Duane Reade Lawsuit: Updates section

A Newsday report by Hana Alberts entitled For Disabled Riders, Subways Can Be A Tangled Web with Disabled In Action member Edith Prentiss featured

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