[Nfbc-info] new Uber policy may more discrimination

Michael Hingson mike at michaelhingson.com
Sat Apr 30 01:35:46 UTC 2016

Good question. Generally I think Uber expects passengers to request Uber
when they are ready and where they can be picked up. However, if Uber
drivers do discriminate against blind and disabled passengers there will, I
suspect, be ways to insure that offending drivers will not get away with

Best Regards,

Michael Hingson

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From: Nfbc-info [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Lisa
Irving via Nfbc-info
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 6:25 PM
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Cc: Lisa Irving <bernieslife at cox.net>
Subject: [Nfbc-info] new Uber policy may more discrimination

Earlier this week I heard on the news that Uber is test piloting a new
policy in four major U. S. Cities outside of California. Essentially, you've
got two minutes to find the Uber car or  the driver can cancel the ride;
leave and you get charged. This evening I received an email from Uber. Uber
is instituting this same practice with Uber Pool in San Diego. 


I am wondering if this new practice intended to encourage punctuality will
work against blind and visually impaired passengers and individuals who
cannot move quickly. 



Lisa Irving 

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