Uber Settles ADA Suit Over Treatment Of Blind Riders

By Suevon Lee (May 2, 2016, 5:11 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. has settled a putative California federal class action accusing the ride-hailing service of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and alleging drivers for the company's UberX service often refuse rides to blind customers with service animals, the parties announced Saturday.

"While the growth of Uber's on-demand transportation services has the potential to be a boon to blind people, Uber drivers have regularly denied rides to blind people who use guide dogs. This discrimination violates federal and state laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities," the National Federation of the Blind said in a statement. "Under the...

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