Accessibility

Uber updates app for hearing impaired

Posted on June 1, 2015

Uber
Uber

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.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Lack of transportation options worry seniors, people with disabilities

Combined with not being able to drive, a new poll finds lack of options leaves them feeling frustrated, isolated, and trapped.

MBTA signs amended agreement to bolster system accessibility

The accord called over 200 commitments and obligations to improve the agency's fixed-route accessibility for people with disabilities.

PSTA offers free trips to medical services for low-income seniors

Qualified riders can receive two round trips or four one-way trips per month to medical services such as doctor appointments.

Victor Valley's volunteer driver program supplements traditional service

Volunteer drivers have provided 689,346 miles of escorted travel since the service started in 2013.

MV Transportation lands VIA paratransit contract

Will be responsible for operations, maintenance, dispatch, and safety within the VIAtrans paratransit service system.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation