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DoorDash Policy Exec Cheryl Young Talks Helping Disabled Dashers, Accessibility, More In Interview
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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.
Mar 30, 2023,01:34pm EDT|
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DoorDash is excited about the “new work opportunities” they can provide to disabled people.
I’ve long maintained the advent of on-demand services like Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, and more have been one of the unsung heroes of modern times. Despite the myriad issues facing gig workers and the frequent backlash against supporting the Ubers of the world, there’s an aspect to these types of services most critics predictably often overlook. The fact of the matter is, ride-hailing and food delivery services can be a godsend in terms of accessibility. For innumerable disabled people who face mobility challenges and/or who can’t prepare food at home, the idea that someone can get goods delivered to their doorstep with just a few taps on their smartphone is game-changing. Such assistive technology—and make no mistake, these apps all are very much assistive tech—allows people with disabilities to [...]
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