Meet Matt Simpson — USABA National Team Athlete and loyal Uber rider. Matt is headed to the Parapan Am Games in Toronto and has major aspirations to make his mark representing Team USA. Watch the video above to learn how Uber has impacted Matt’s life as a busy, hard-working blind athlete.

At Uber, we aim to provide reliable transportation options for all walks of life and are committed to building solutions that support everyone’s ability to move around their communities. Matt is an athlete that happens to be blind, and we feel proud that we can make his life easier each day.

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The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) provides athletic opportunities to thousands of children, youth, adults and veterans, across the nation, who are blind and visually impaired. As a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USABA provides athletic opportunities in various sports including, but not limited to track and field, nordic and alpine skiing, biathlon, swimming, tandem cycling, and goalball (a team sport for the blind and visually impaired). USABA also serves as the National Governing Body for the Paralympic sport of Goalball.