Coverage Archive

The San Francisco Chronicle

March 13, 2018

When you request an Uber ride, you can swipe through options such as UberX, Pool, Black, SUV and WAV, which stands for “wheelchair accessible vehicle.” But according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday that is seeking class-action status, the wheelchair-accessible vehicles are rarely if ever available in San Francisco and Alameda counties.

Reuters

March 13, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc was sued on Tuesday by disability rights groups and wheelchair users accusing the ride-sharing company of violating New York City human rights laws by failing to make enough of its vehicles accessible to disabled people.

Corporate Counsel

March 9, 2018

Last week, a Bay Area advocacy group filed a class action lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc., claiming the ride-hailing company discriminated against wheelchair users.

USA Today

March 1, 2018

Your doctor just got in the Uber dispatching business.

Newsweek

March 1, 2018

Rideshare company Uber announced Thursday that it would be partnering with local health care facilities to offer patients rides to their doctors’ offices. But, as the company plans to roll out the initiative, it faces lawsuits in several major cities alleging that it fails to provide enough wheelchair-accessible vehicles to customers.

CNET

February 28, 2018

Uber has a specific service for people with wheelchairs, it’s called UberWAV for “wheelchair accessible vehicle.” But disability rights advocates say those cars are rarely available.

The San Francisco Examiner

February 27, 2018

Disability advocates filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber on Tuesday over the company’s lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, alleging it amounts to “illegal discrimination.”

The San Francisco Chronicle

February 27, 2018

When you request an Uber ride, you can swipe through options such as UberX, Pool, Black, SUV and WAV, which stands for “wheelchair accessible vehicle.”

The Bakersfield Californian

February 23, 2018

A lawsuit was filed against Kern County on Wednesday by two disability rights groups claiming that youth in the county’s correctional facilities were discriminated against.

NY1

February 22, 2018

The MTA agrees to study how it can open up more of the subway system to disabled riders who now have access to less than a quarter of its stations.

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