Uber Sign Language

Start a conversation in American Sign Language.

Uber Sign Language teaches users how to sign simple phrases in American Sign Language for better communication with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Excellent, this how real inclusion happens :) PS. Drivers should also know the basic ones, in case they have a customer with damaged hearing.
I have never experienced a deaf Uber driver or been driven by someone with a hearing impairment. I would like to know if it will be disclosed to the passengers ahead of time, if their driver is deaf. It's a Dope 🚬🚬 way to communicate with your driver (I know I do), but many people don't. I have a lot of questions and concerns about this.
@dredurr Like what? This seems like a good place to voice them.
@dredurr App tells you ahead of time. Never had an issue. Happy they’re able to find employment!
I think sign language is interesting b/c its the only language you could learn by just knowing the alphabet (if you had to).
@atlasmd Like any other language ever, it takes a whole lot more than just knowing the alphabet to truly learn it.
@codyogden yes, but i can't communicate well in spanish by just knowing the letters, but i can go a long ways to communicating with a deaf patient by understanding how to spell. Since american sign language is based on english, then the english (grammar, nuances, etc) is already known -- thus making the rest of the communication easier.
@atlasmd It's clear your misunderstanding is found in the suggestion that "american sign language is based on english". It's not. ASL is closer to French in the language tree than it is to English--because it lives in and was derived from the French Sign Language family. (https://cjo.li/2gP044Y) Merely learning handshapes for letters means one can spell out English words in English on their hands using English. It's like if I wanted to say aloud "Hello, how are you today?" but instead I spelled out each letter of the word aloud to you, "H-E-L-L-O-H-O-W-A-R-E-Y-O-U-T-O-D-A-Y".
This is honestly great, Andrew. Keep up the great work!
There are also riders (and/or drivers) who have difficulty with speech, often due to neurological or other condition. Even if a rider has a destination entered into the app, they may not be able to easily speak to confirm. If there's a way for both drivers and riders to be alerted of an impairment, that may reduce confusion for all.