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Uber is being sued by NY disability advocates for not having accessible cars

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The ride-hail company says 200 of its close to 60,000 cars in New York are accessible.


Uber is coming under fire yet again for its lack of accessibility for people with disabilities. Nonprofit group Disability Rights Advocates is suing the company for discrimination against passengers with wheelchairs, alleging that 99.9 percent of its close to 60,000 cars in New York are not usable by people with wheelchairs.

The new lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, is seeking class action status and is asking a court to mandate that Uber implement a plan that allows all passengers equal access to its services.

The ride-hail company, which launched in New York City in 2011, provides accessible vehicles through its UberWAV feature but today only has close to 200 green cabs and black cars available through that service

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