Rideshare company Lyft has partnered with assistive community provider Aira to provide accessible travel options for those with visual impairments to help make it easier for them to get around.
The partnership will work by having users communicate with Aira to call for a Lyft, which will prompt the agent to guide them to the best location for the pickup along with all the details on their driver. This helps to keep riders feeling safe, secure and taken care of as they get around their own city or when they are visiting a new location they might not be familiar with.
The accessible travel options offered by the new partnership between Lyft and Aira was explained by Suman Kanuganti, Founder and CEO of Aira, when they said, "Lyft is committed to be a model for the type of community we want our world to be: diverse, inclusive, and safe. Aira’s mission is to give people who are blind or low vision the power of information. I am psyched about this partnership as it’s designed to provide an end-to-end enhanced experience that makes transportation more accessible to all blind and low vision people, anytime and anywhere."
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