[Nfbc-info] Uber driver removed from the platform

robert stigile rstigile at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 00:33:13 UTC 2017


Hello
The person you want to send this to is julia marks jmarks at dralegal.org
She is the person handling everything
As i still have two or three cancellations a week all of my correspondence goes through her
Thanks


Robert Stigile 
818-381-9568


> On Apr 13, 2017, at 5:15 PM, Michael Hingson via NFBC-Info <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Ever Lee,
> 
> Good point. In fact, Lisa did contact me and Tim at my request. Even though
> Uber apparently is removing the driver, their slow response is not
> acceptable.
> 
> I will say the way Uber is handling its obligations under the settlement is
> not at all like Lyft which has embraced its new relationship with the
> Federation and is creating a welcoming environment, at least in my opinion. 
> 
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> 
> Michael Hingson
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NFBC-Info [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Ever Lee
> Hairston via NFBC-Info
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:40 PM
> To: 'NFB of California List' <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Ever Lee Hairston <ever.hairston at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] Uber driver removed from the platform
> 
> Hello Lisa, Please send this information to Tim Elder.  California is
> responsible for  monitoring  all incidents with  Uber refusing to transport
> guide dogs.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NFBC-Info [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Lisa
> Irving via NFBC-Info
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:26 PM
> To: 'NFB of California List'
> Cc: Lisa Irving
> Subject: [Nfbc-info] Uber driver removed from the platform
> 
> Hello All, 
> 
> 
> 
> A few days ago a Uber driver denied me and my guide dog a ride. I invested
> almost three hours to address his behavior. Last night I learned that the
> driver was suspended and would be de activated. 
> 
> 
> 
> Here's how I handled the issue. First, after I requested the ride I called
> the driver. I identified myself as blind; explained where I was standing and
> described what I was wearing. I requested  that the driver roll down his
> window and call out  to me when he arrived. (There's a lot of parked and
> moving cars where I live). After I received the notification that my driver
> was arriving I moved near the curb. Then, I waited a minute and called the
> driver. The call eventually went to voicemail where I left a short and
> polite message and asked the driver to call me, -he didn't. A minute or so
> later I received a ride cancelation notice. Next, I called the Uber
> Emergency Number, 800 2859481. I briefly described what happened, requested
> a call back from the Accessibility team and asked to have all charges
> refunded. My requests were included in the email the Uber employee sent to
> who I'm not sure. Later, I wrote two emails and sent themthrough two
> different Uber links. The following morning Ireceived a vaguely written
> email from Uber and I acknowledged the email in writing. Almost 29 hours
> after the unwelcomed event I received a call from an Uber Employee.Charges
> are being    refunded and I will receive a $25 credit. Hopefully, the next
> ride will take place under more welcoming circumstances. 
> 
> 
> 
> From,
> 
> 
> 
> Lisa Irving, Chapter President
> 
> NFBC, San Diego Chapter 
> 
> 
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