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Say Hello To Your Deaf Uber Driver

Learn Sign Language In The App

Say Hello To Your Deaf Uber Driver

Uber has come up with a brilliant new way to make life just that little more inclusive. Sign language lessons for passengers to connect with drivers who are hard of hearing.

The news was announced on the ride sharing services blog, saying the feature is being rolled out in it's latest app update.

"Every day, millions of Uber rides start the same way. The rider says his or her name and the driver confirms it. Then the trip begins. It’s a typical exchange that many riders take for granted - especially since thousands of people who drive with Uber are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and collectively they’ve completed millions of trips."

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Uber says riders will see a special card in the Uber feed. Once they tap it, they’ll be taken to a page where they can select the basics, like “Hello” and “Thank You,” or spell out their name. They’ll then be given an animation showing how to carry out the signs to better communicate with their deaf or hard of hearing driver.

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