Lyft Teams With National Association of the Deaf to Help Drivers

Summarized by Kolby Burger, staff writer

Lyft, a car service that can be compared to Uber, is teaming up with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) to help improve the rides for drivers and passengers who are deaf or hard of hearing. The deal that the company set up with NAD will help Lyft bring in new technology, such as amp in-car communication tool, that could help communication between deaf drivers and passengers. The company is also taking steps to notify passengers that the driver is deaf or hard of hearing before they get in the car. Lyft posted on their company blog, “Through this partnership, Lyft and NAD will work together to develop further app improvements, grow awareness of economic opportunities for the deaf and hard of hearing, and engage policymakers on the importance of ride-sharing access.” The partnership highlights NAD’s ongoing interest in ride-sharing, which has proven a reliable path to employment for deaf adults.

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