People, Person, Computer, Electronics, LCD Screen, Laptop, Pc

Empowering Lyft’s Visually Impaired Community

Lyft is focused on improving people’s lives through the world’s best transportation.  Today, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Aira — the nation’s fastest growing assistive community — to make transportation more accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.

Visually impaired riders can now use Lyft with Aira’s assistance, leveraging wearable smart glasses and an augmented reality dashboard to receive essential ride information. Aira customers using Lyft for the first time can enter the promo code “AIRA” into their app for $5 off two rides.

This partnership with Aira is just another way Lyft is working to drive better, safer, and more seamless experiences for our diverse ridesharing community. Earlier in 2017, we also announced a partnership with the National Association of the Deaf to improve ride access for deaf and hard of hearing people to better connect our drivers and passengers.

Our innovative Amp device replaces the audible “ping” that alerts drivers to a new ride with text that reads “NEW RIDE.” Drivers can also tap ‘Settings’ and ‘Accessibility’ on their smartphones to have the screen and flashlight flash when they receive an incoming ride request. Additionally, passengers riding with deaf or hard-of-hearing drivers will receive an SMS notification to contact their driver by text rather than through a voice call. These passengers are also encouraged to let the driver lead the communication process.

We look forward to continuing to work with these communities and organizations to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation.

Read more >

Published on Dec 19, 2017

Other people viewed

Senior Solutions Engineer - Irvine

MapR Irvine California United States Irvine, California, United States
You are a customer-facing, hands-on sales engineer or big data architecture consultant with a track record of successful value-based and solution selling. You collaborate with account managers and the partner ecosystem in your territory to drive p...

Manager/Director, Technical Support - India

MapR Hyderabad Telangana India Hyderabad, Telangana, India
You are a customer-facing, hands-on Engineer and Manager who has a track record of working with customers in a support organization (technical guru preferred over manager). You collaborate with the account team, and the partner ecosystem in your t...

Distributed Systems Engineer

MapR Hyderabad Telangana India Hyderabad, Telangana, India
In this exciting position, you will provide the highest level of technical expertise and advice to MapR's rapidly growing customer base. You will provide assistance to these enterprises throughout the Pre- and Post-Sales process. On average, your ...

Principal Software Engineer, MapR Data Platform

MapR Santa Clara California United States Santa Clara, California, United States
Looking for a fast-paced environment where you can learn push the boundaries of performance and scale? MapR Data Platform is built for Cloud, Containerized and on-prem deployments and provides scale and integrated security. It contains a robust No...