Uber Hawaii is helping those needing an extra hand to request safe and reliable rides at the tap of a button — uberASSIST. With uberASSIST, uberX partners have received training on the necessary knowledge and safety requirements for those with accessibility needs. Now, Uber riders in Honolulu have access to an extra way to travel around the island. The days of “hiding” disability are over: On the streets, in the museums, in the restaurants, and on the trains, you’ll see people using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, and canes to get around. If people with disabilities can live rich and full lives, then travelers with disabilities can certainly have an enjoyable and worthwhile vacation, too. In the United States 2.7 million people use wheelchairs and 9.1 million use a cane, crutches, or walker. In Hawaii alone, 1 out of every 5 people has limited mobility. In March, Uber started testing a service for riders with poor hearing in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
For more information about uberASSIST, read the Uber Honolulu promotional blog here.
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