Uber could provide a great benefit to people with mobility disabilities, if it provided equal and non-discriminatory service. Instead, Uber, a company valued at over $50 billion, has chosen to neglect people with disabilities who use wheelchairs and to provide them with inferior service in direct violation of the law.
When Preeti Singh boarded an Uber cab on Tuesday, she didn’t know she’d be spending the ride feeling utterly humiliated and insulted.
Uber’s whole value proposition is that it’s cheaper, quicker and easier. But this week the ride-sharing service was accused of being not so easy for people who are disabled.
NYETA (New Yorkers for Equal Transportation Access) held a protest outside of NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's office to oppose the Speaker's decision to block bills regarding accessibility for the disabled.
Groups concerned with accessible transportation and the failure of local political leadership will be holding a rally at City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito’s district office featuring people with disabilities and advocates from a range of groups that promote the equitable treatment of disabled New Yorkers.
Two people who use wheelchairs have filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that Uber has violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California Disabled Persons Act and California’s unfair competition law.
Along came Uber and today hailing a car with an app—and having the fare automatically charged to your credit card—is the new normal. The irony is that nobody trusts Uber—even though everyone uses it. That has made the $70 billion company surprisingly vulnerable.
Dustin Jones, founder of United for Equal Access New York, has a few words about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's upstate ride-sharing proposal, read more about it here!
One of the authors of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to push for disabled accessibility requirements in any legislation that authorizes ride-hailing companies to operate upstate.
We have set up a petition on Change.org that calls on Governor Cuomo and the MTA to cease their collaboration with Uber in the agency’s otherwise laudable effort to make the para-transit system more cost efficient and effective for people with disabilities.