Seated e-scooters are coming to Chicago to provide an option for people with disabilities

As part of the rules of the pilot, the companies’ apps are required to be ADA compliant, and vendor names and phone numbers must be written in braille and raised lettering on every device. It was also recommended that the gadgets emit low sounds to alert visually impaired people to their presence on the street, and the companies were encouraged to provide scooters that are accessible to people with mobility challenges, such as seated models. Last year’s pilot included the company Wheels, which only deployed seated models, but they are not participating this year…

Lime will market the adaptive scooters in Chicago through the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, along with support from organizations like My Block, My Hood, My City; Access Living; the Austin African American Chamber of Commerce; the Roseland Chamber of Commerce; and Equity and Transformation Chicago, Foley said.