Uber has added a new feature to its app this month to help its deaf and onerous of listening to drivers, a group the corporate says quantity within the hundreds throughout its service. Uber says that these drivers have collectively accomplished tens of millions of journeys, and whereas it has added a variety of options to its app through the years to offer further help for these with listening to impairments, it’s going a step additional with a new feature launching on the finish of Deaf Awareness Month, which takes place in September.
The new feature will floor a card within the feed of the rider app once they’re paired up with a driver who’s deaf or arduous of listening to that will give them an choice to study some basic phrases and phrases in American Sign Language (ASL). The rider can choose basic greeting like “Hello” and “Thank you,” or study the letters to spell out their identify to allow them to affirm it to the driving force.
It’s a small factor, however a useful software that might construct on prime of what Uber already does in-app for its listening to impaired drivers.