American multinational online transportation network company Uber has agreed to pay USD 2,25,000 over three years to the National Federation of the Blind to settle a lawsuit alleging discrimination against blind riders.
The settlement also requires Uber to notify drivers that they must provide transport to customers with service animals (a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability), the Verge quoted the company as saying in a statement.
The National Federation of the Blind will also have to take the blind customers to test rides to ensure the settlement is being followed.
“Our goal at Uber is to make transportation options more accessible to all individuals, including those who are blind, low-vision or have other disabilities. We are committed to continuing to build technological solutions that support everyone’s ability to easily move around their communities,” the company added.