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