WIDHH and UBER Information Session – March 6th at 6pm the Oak Room at the Best Western Chateau Granville (1100 Granville Street)
With over 600 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Canadians using Uber to earn flexible income, please join us on March 6th at 6pm at the Best Western Chateau Granville to learn about the earning opportunities offered to those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing through driving with Uber. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the steps to becoming a driver-partner, how Uber is building accessible and affordable transportation designed with the Deaf and hard of hearing community in mind, and hear from Toronto driver-partner Shaf Hoque on his experiences driving with Uber as a member of the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Please be sure to RSVP here to confirm your attendance.
Uber is a ridesharing app that connects you with an affordable, convenient, reliable ride at just the tap of a button. Operating in over 500 cities worldwide, driving with Uber is a great way to earn flexible income, drive when you want, and be your own boss as an independent contractor.
While not currently operating in British Columbia, Uber hopes to provide another reliable way to get around our communities and access a flexible earning opportunity.
How Uber is connecting those with hearing impairments to flexible income opportunities
Uber is committed to working with community partners to create earning opportunities for those who may otherwise be under or unemployed, and to helping Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians get around by introducing them to our new accessibility offerings. There are currently more than 600 Uber driver-partners across Canada who are utilizing the app’s features for Deaf or hard of hearing drivers.
Please join us on March 6, 2017 at 6pm in the Oak Room at the Best Western Chateau Granville (1100 Granville Street) to learn more about:
· Using your own vehicle to drive with Uber and earn flexible income
· Uber’s app features designed specially for Deaf and hard of hearing community to allow members to drive and ride with Uber (video demonstration here)
· Hear from Toronto driver-partner Shaf Hoque on his experiences as a Deaf individual driving with Uber
· Begin the signup process to become an Uber driver-partner!
Light snacks to be provided, if you are interested in signing up to drive, please first sign up for a partner account at uber.com/drive, and please bring with you…
· Your driver’s licence
· Proof of work eligibility (i.e. passport, permanent residency card, birth certificate)
· Vehicle registration and insurance
· Your 3-year driving abstract (get it here for free from ICBC and either print or have it handy electronically)