<Facebook post by Tee Bee Tin>
One of the reasons i try to support Uber whenever possible.
Uber informs me in advance that my driver is hearing impaired. I usually then take the front seat to facilitate communication, via the chat in the app. I had two rides and there wasn't really a need to communicate with them.
When i tell people about it, the most common response was "is it safe?" My heart aches for these people (the hearing impaired)... the need for them to prove themselves and earn the trust.
I am glad Uber gave them a job and didnt cave-in to public perception of "unsafe drivers".