[nagdu] My Experience With Uber

Larry D Keeler lkeeler at comcast.net
Sun Jul 6 19:22:22 UTC 2014

The issue with them is that they are riding a line somewhere between public 
and private access. If public, the ADA applies if private they think it 
doesn't. Up here in Ann Arbor we're doing research through our Commission On 
Disability Issues to see what exactly they can and can't do.
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From: "Jessica Diaz via nagdu" <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
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Subject: [nagdu] My Experience With Uber

> Good Afternoon All,
> I don't get out here much but wanted to just touch base to say a bit about
> this company. For those that don't know, it is a rideshare service sort of
> like a cab but it is all done through your phone. The paying is automatic
> when you finish your ride and from the website you get to put exactly how
> much tip you want. The only downside is that you're riding in someone 
> else's
> car and at times can find some interesting items in the seat with you lol.
> For the past 2 months ever since the cabs in this city have been acting
> crazy, everyone has told me to check this service out but. I refused 
> because
> of other stories I heard about passenger refusal with guide dogs. Finally
> the other day I took the plunge and was stunned with how awesome the 
> service
> is. When I booked it they were there in 4 minutes, offered me and the dog
> bottled water, and more. The second time I took it and so on after, the
> drivers were super nice. One guy after asking if the dog bit people,
> commented that the dog was nice and asked if he could pet him. He never 
> saw
> a large dog so well behaved. Yes, am sure in other cities it is not as 
> great
> and or convenient but here in DC it is way cheaper than cabs. It will
> definitely be my main source of transpo from now on if I need something
> quick.
> Jessica Diaz
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