Expanding Accessible Transportation Options in the DMV
Since 2011, Uber DC has been evolving the way people move throughout the DMV. Our mission is simple – connect riders with safe, reliable transportation at the touch of a button. Today, we’re excited to announce a new initiative to expand accessible transportation options for even more residents and visitors of the greater Washington area.
We’ve teamed up with Open Doors Organization, a non-profit that works to create a society in which persons with disabilities have equal consumer choices and opportunities. Together, we created a video to educate drivers on how to best assist riders into vehicles and demonstrate how to accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers and scooters.
role of creating equal transportation options for people of all
abilities. Over the past few months Uber has taken the role of
leader in accessibility for ride sharing companies with a long
term commitment to making their products fully inclusive.”
– Eric Lipp, Founder & Executive Director of Open Doors Organization
This is just the beginning. We’ve got a lot of big things planned as we bring more transportation options to members of the disability community. As we continue to expand accessible transportation options, we’d like to call on owners of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV) to signup to partner with Uber.
The Uber app already has many user features to make it user friendly to those with disabilities. Please visit our rider support page to learn more.
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