[nagdu] service animals and Uber or Lyft again

Michael Hingson mike at michaelhingson.com
Tue Oct 13 22:57:22 UTC 2015

Good for you Marianne. The law is the law. Drivers who choose to pick up
passengers cannot decide if they wish to accept a blind passenger with a
guide dog. Any driver, whether it be a taxi, Lyft, or Uber driver, who
discriminates against us is violating our rights. 

Best Regards,

Michael Hingson

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Subject: [nagdu] service animals and Uber or Lyft again

I am on a Facebook group for blind and visually impaired iPhone users and
there is a conversation about putting a button on the Uber and Lyft app that
would allow you to let them know you have a guide dog so the driver can
choose whether to pick you up or not. A lot of people thought this was a
great idea. Of course, I had to jump in and tell them that is a terrible
idea.  Discrimination is discrimination no matter what form it takes.

Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053
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