Uber Manila Serves People with Disabilities – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles Available

 

For a limited period, Uber Manila is letting people request for wheelchair accessible vehicles from Wheelmobile. The drivers are trained to assist passengers with disabilities to ensure a comfortable and safe ride. Each vehicle can fit two wheelchairs and two additional companions.

Uber Manila Wheelchair Rides

Uber wants to connect everyone to safe, reliable rides that arrive at the tap of a button, and they’ve partnered with Wheelmobile, a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness of the mobility, dignity and equality for People With Disabilities (PWD). By providing transportation options, the group works to enhance the independence and full integration of PWD into their communities.

How it works

Simply open up the Uber app and move the slider to the Wheelmobile icon and request a ride as normal.

  1. Open up your Uber app
  2. Select Wheelmobile in the slider at the bottom of the app
  3. Pin your location and tap request
  4. Wait for your Wheelmobile to come to you!

Uber Manila Wheelchair Rides

The Wheelmobile option will be available from November 3 to 7, between 6 am to 10 pm

What are the Rates?

Wheelmobile charges P450 for the first hour (or a fraction thereof) and P7.50 per minute after that. As with everything Uber, all payments will be charged to your credit card or another payment method attached to your Uber account.

Moving Manila Forward

Uber supports Wheelmobile and their work towards inclusive mobility. If you would like to make a donation to the Wheelmobile foundation to help them expand their fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles, please go here.

Pro Rider Tip:

Before requesting, you can move your pick up pin! For faster pick-ups, make sure your pick up pin is placed in the correct location. Always zoom into your map and double check your pin placement.

First Time with Uber?

Download the Uber app now for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows to get your first experience. When you use this Uber code, 7h16c, you get P300.00 off your first Uber ride. You can redeem it at uber.com/invite/7h16c.

 

Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.