to the Disabilities Rights Advocacy Group, Inc. website
Over 54 million people in this country suffer
from some form of disability. No less important are the reported
statistics of discrimination and hardship they go through everyday!
Whether you are disabled or are close to somebody who is, this
site is dedicated to helping everyone understand the plight of
the disabled and the continued struggle for acceptance and integration
into mainstream society.
Since its inception, the
Philadelphia-based Disabilities Rights Advocacy Group Inc. (D.R.A.G.),
has been a major lobbying force for curb cuts along City
sidewalks, making Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) accessible.
This action set a National trend, as a result, now ATMs are
accessible across the Country. D.R.A.G. Inc., is responsible for
the installation of ramps and lifts at many Federal, State, and
Public Facilities. The Organization is continually encouraging and
monitoring the private sector to upgrade their building facilities
and make them accessible and more user friendly to the disabled.
"PARALIZED AT THE PUMPS"
D.R.A.G.'s Board Chairman, Bruce E. McElrath
goes undercover with CBS 3's investigative news I-team,
to expose discrimination at the pumps.