[nagdu] Washington Post: Uber sued for allegedlyrefusingridestothe blind and putting a dog in the trunk

Sheila Leigland sheila.leigland at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 15:32:44 UTC 2014

I'm in tototal agreement with you on that one. do you know if a 
rehabilitation center has to follow the ada in regards to service dogs 
especially in a working scenario such as an office in that center? We 
have had an issue with someone claiming algeries.
On 9/14/2014 3:06 PM, Michael Hingson via nagdu wrote:
> First,
> If I recall you do have some choice about what kind of ride you can request.
> I am not sure of this so don't take my words for gospel.
> As far as having choice, you always do.  However, what often happens is that
> when we indicate we are accompanied by a guide dog either some dispatcher
> makes up strange rules about our rights and does not fulfill our request or
> we have to wait an inordinate amount of time before a driver comes.  Sighted
> riders do not have to indicate whether they are five feet or seven feet
> tall.  They do not have to indicate anything in order to get a ride.  Why
> should we?
> I travel all over the United States and find that people often make up
> excuses or special rules for me and my guide dog.  The rules usually do not
> make any sense.  We need to continue to demand total inclusion.
> Best,
> Michael Hingson
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of melissa R green
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