Uber has launched a new service aimed at persons with different accessibility requirements.

Called uberASSIST, it will be available in Auckland and Wellington. Drivers will take part in information sessions run by Be.Accessible to help them understand the necessary knowledge and safety requirements of people with different accessibility needs.

While uberASSIST partners can also accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers and collapsible scooters, the company pointed out that uberASSIST vehicles do not have accessible ramps or lifts.

Be.Accessible is a social change initiative and a holistic framework for accessibility with a mission to turn New Zealand into a "truly accessible country for us all". 

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