The unemployment rate for people with disabilities has barely changed since the ADA was passed in 1990, and financial independence is still far out of reach for many wheelchair users. But some find if they have a nice car and hand controls, they can make money driving for transportation network companies like Uber. Below are three wheelchair users who are making the Uber platform work for them.
From Venice to Uber
Born in Venice, Italy, Luigi Girotto, 54, moved to Rye, New York, where he now lives with his family. “I was 40 years old and I had a career crisis,” Girotto said. “Nothing was challenging me enough.”