Uber has added a new feature to its app this month to enhance its deaf and difficult of listening to drivers, a workforce the corporate says quantity within the hundreds throughout its provider. Uber says that those drivers have in combination finished hundreds of thousands of journeys, and whilst it has added a selection of options to its app through the years to offer further enhance for the ones with listening to impairments, it’s going a step additional with a new feature launching on the finish of Deaf Awareness Month, which takes position in September.
The new feature will floor a card within the feed of the rider app after they’re paired up with a driving force who’s deaf or onerous of listening to that will give them an possibility to be informed some basic phrases and words in American Sign Language (ASL). The rider can choose basic greeting like “Hello” and “Thank you,” or be informed the letters to spell out their identify so they are able to ascertain it to the driving force.
It’s a small factor, however a at hand device that may just construct on most sensible of what Uber already does in-app for its listening to impaired drivers.