In an effort to make their ridesharing services more inclusive for deaf drivers, Uber recently announced they will be offering sign language tips through their app.
The mobile application will now make it easier for drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate with their passengers, as the update will show riders some basic American Sign Language (ASL) gestures. The Uber blog post explaining the update states "to wrap up National Deaf Awareness Month, riders can learn how to sign basic phrases in ASL right from the Uber app." The sign language tips include things like how to sign 'hello,' 'thank you' and spell out your name.
This is an example of how technology can be used to bring people closer together.