[nagdu] service animals and Uber or Lyft again

Shanna Stichler slstich at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 20:33:29 UTC 2015

Mostly, I notify drivers in advance about the dog because if they then 
refuse to take us, I have it in writing, so to speak. I may try it the 
other way though and see how things go. Because in any other case, I 
would not feel any obligation or desire to disclose in advance that I 
use a dog guide.

Shanna with Diamond

On 10/13/2015 9:56 PM, Sherry Gomes via nagdu wrote:
> Some friends and I, all blind women, several with guide dogs, were
> discussing this very issue, and I was the only one who said I would not let
> a Uber driver know I have a dog. Everybody talked to me like I was an idiot.
> I was so wound up about it I wrote a scathing post on my blog, talking about
> why so many people think it's more convenient or more polite to let people
> know in advance that, in this case, we have a dog, and beyond that.!
> Sherry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marianne Denning
> via nagdu
> Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 4:06 PM
> To: NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users
> <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Marianne Denning <marianne at denningweb.com>; Ohio Association of Guide
> Dog Users List <oagdu at nfbnet.org>
> 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.

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