Koert Wehberg

Koert Wehberg

  • Hosted by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • Sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Service location New York, New York
  • Law school Syracuse University College of Law
  • Issue area Disability Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Koert’s project was focused on addressing physical barriers to accessibility that limit opportunities for thousands of people with disabilities in low-income communities of color. In New York’s low-income neighborhoods, sidewalks are crumbling, entryways to stores and businesses often have one or two steps with no ramp, and there is a total lack of accessible signage. This project used multiple strategies to increase accessibility, including community outreach; public education; organizing; media work; and advocacy and litigation.


Koert Wehberg joins the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities

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