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Access Living Round-Up: Uber Wait Time Fees and Upcoming Events


November 22, 2021 | by Bridget Hayman

Access Living friends and allies, 

Has Uber charged you extra wait time fees? Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an ADA lawsuit against Uber for charging “wait time” fees to passengers who, because of their disability, take longer than two minutes to get in their Uber car. Individuals who believe they have been victims of disability discrimination by Uber because they, or someone they were traveling with, were charged wait time fees should contact the Justice Department at 833-591-0425 (toll-free), 202-305-6786, or send an email to Uber.Fee@usdoj.gov.  The complaint can be viewed here

Access Living Listening Session on CPS Issues: Coming up on December 2, from 6 to 7:30 pm Central on Zoom, Access Living is holding a listening session to hear about issues affecting students with disabilities in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Both parents and students welcome. We’re looking for YOUR guidance on focusing our education advocacy! Check out the event info here and be sure to register here

Emergency Prep for Immigrants with Disabilities: Access Living’s Disability and Immigration Taskforce of Illinois (DITI), in collaboration with the Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois will be hosting a Zoom webinar on what a disaster could actually look like in the state of Illinois. If you are an immigrant with a disability, learn what you should do now to both physically and mentally prepare for a possible emergency. ASL/CART Captioning, Spanish & Chinese Interpretation provided. 

When: Wednesday, Dec 8 , 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register for the webinar  https://tinyurl.com/ditiwebinardec8  

Featured SpeakersThane Hunt, Advocates for AccessShaylin Sluzalis & Germán Parodi, The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster StrategiesLilian Jimenez, IL Office of Welcoming Centers 

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