[Nfbc-info] new Uber policy may more discrimination

Robert Stigile rstigile at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 02:32:57 UTC 2016

This is not a new policy.
It has been used for some time in the Los Angeles area, and it is not an issue at all.
I can tell you, that when I select Uber Pool, I listen to the eta, when it gets to the two minute mark, I head out the door.
I have also been in Uber cars when we were picking up others, and the driver called the person, and they did not answer so after the two minute mark of waiting he left.
So, it is something that even Sighted people get left behind.
Hope this helps.

----- Original Message -----
From: Lisa Irving via Nfbc-info  <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
To: his'NFB of California List'"  <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
Date: Friday, April 29, 2016 6:26 pm
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. 
> From,
> Lisa Irving 
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Robert Stigile
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Second Vice-President 
National Federation of the Blind of California
President San Fernando Valley Chapter

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