Blind girl in Orlando denied Uber ride due to service dog

Posted at 1:28 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 13:29:28-04

(WESH, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A 10-year-old blind girl and her teacher were denied a ride by an Uber driver because they had a service dog Wednesday.

The Orlando Uber driver has been suspended and could lose his Uber driving privileges, pending an investigation.

10-year-old Addison Burgess and her teacher, Amanda Lannan, who is also blind, and were trying to get to a camp field trip.

The camp is meant to help blind children adapt to life's challenges.

"I explained to him this was a service animal. I showed him the harness, I showed him the tag," Lannan said.

Uber said it is against company policy and the law to discriminate against riders with service animals.

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