Our Stories

For 22 years people have been been coming to EEDG for help when there was nowhere else to go.


  • United Artist Movie Theater East Hampton:   (refused to comply with ADA) There were no spaces provided for wheelchairs in the theaters, the bathrooms, snack counter, phones all were not accessible and there was no assistive listening system...      Read on...
  • Bridgehampton School elevator:   In 1997 a mother of a child in a wheelchair attending the School called EEDG asking for help. He was never able to get to classes such as Science or Library because there were only stairs, no elevator to those floors, NO access to those classes for him...      Read on...

  • Guild Hall compliance:   As ticket holders waited to enter Guild Hall Saturday to attend one of the biggest events of the four-day Hamptons International Film Festival, a contingent of protesters picketed the cultural center. They were demanding better access for the disabled...      Read on...

  • Many local schools became compliant

  • Local businesses became compliant:   "The protest is not our goal," said Mr. Hall. "Our goal is to make the East End accessible for people with disabilities." The group's mission, said Mr. Hall, "is not us against them - in a moment anybody can become disabled - it's about civil rights."      Read on...

  • Suffolk County National Bank 

  • ADA adopted in local code by East Hampton Town and Village