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By Adrija Bose

When Salman, an Uber driver in Mumbai, could not take calls from passengers, customers would cancel his ride. He would also have to text every rider to let them know that he’s deaf, which caused delays when picking up his riders.

Uber just made life easier for him and several drivers across the world who are deaf or hard of hearing.

An update to the taxi-hailing app, which was launched in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., has now gone live in India.

While there has been no official announcement on this yet, Uber has confirmed this development in India.

So, how does the app work?

Information About New Exemptions for Hearing Impaired Truck Drivers

In a guest column for the Memphis Daily News, Jim Mulroy, managing partner of Jackson Lewis’ Memphis Office, weighs in on the exemptions now being made available to hearing impaired truck drivers and what led the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to grant a request for 40 of these exemptions.

He writes: “Although the agency limited the exemption to include only the 40 applicants, it announced an intention to begin the rule-making process to address the issue. The EEOC, the Deaf Truck Drivers United and the National Association for the Deaf supported the decision.”

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