Uber updates app for hearing impaired

Posted on June 1, 2015


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Uber recently worked with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and deaf driver partners to learn about their specific frustrations with its Uber Partner app so it can be updated to be more compatible for the hearing impaired, Mashable reported.

New features include a flashing screen for trip requests, as opposed to previous audible-only beeps, and the ability to turn off the option for users to call deaf drivers — users will only be able to text them. The app will also send a notification to users to let them know their drivers are deaf or hard of hearing, prompting them to enter destination details ahead of time. For the full story, click here.

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