Dan Manning is the director of litigation for Greater Boston Legal Services. He has been involved in legal advocacy for the poor for over 35 years. Over the past 10 years he has done extensive work on behalf of individuals with disabilities. He and his colleagues filed a class action suit against the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to make Boston's buses and subways accessible to everyone. Th case was settled after 4 years of litigation with an agreement to make over 300 million dollars in improvements to the system and to follow a court-monitored 6 year plan to revamp services to make them fully accessible. In the last few years he has concentrated on improving access to healthcare. On behalf of several individuals and the Boston Center for Independent Living he negotiated a comprehensive agreement with two of the largest hospitals in Boston to remove architectural barriers, acquire accessible medical equipment and to adopt policies, procedures and training programs to ensure equal care for individuals with disabilities.