Giving people greater access to opportunity is at the heart of our innovations. For members of underserved communities, that means helping to provide opportunity for a source of income or access to getting around on their own terms.
We’ve launched WAV, with wheelchair-accessible vehicles, in cities across the US and are working with drivers to assist and to understand the needs of people who request these types of rides.
Unemployment and underemployment among this group is around 70%. Uber has added unique product features to make it easier for people who are hard of hearing to drive using the Uber app.
Features designed to enhance senior living
With better mobility options, with or without a smartphone, the Uber platform can help older riders extend their independence and stay connected to friends, family, and healthcare providers.
The Uber platform is a financial lifeline for millions of people around the world. Whether it’s to help fund their business, support their family, or make a little bit extra on the side, Uber makes it easy to make money.