July 18, 2017—New York, New York—Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national nonprofit legal center, filed a major class action today against Uber on behalf of a broad coalition of disability groups and disabled individuals in New York City, because Uber is 99.9% inaccessible to people with mobility disabilities.
Uber strives to create transportation options that fit everyone’s needs.
UberASSIST is designed to connect seniors and people with disabilities to transportation providers who can give them additional assistance. With UberASSIST, top-rated driver-partners may obtain independent training from the Open Doors Organization to assist riders into vehicles and can accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters.
Uber is sensitive to the needs of riders with ambulatory disabilities. They’re using technology to make transportation more accessible and reliable for riders.