How one Paris startup is becoming an Uber for people with disabilities
When visiting Florida earlier this year, Parisian Charlotte de Vilmorin — who has been in a wheelchair her entire life — was desperately searching for a car adapted for people with disabilities.
She finally found one, but soon discovered how expensive it was to rent — for 10 days, it cost her approximately $1,000.
“It’s very difficult to get around when you are in a wheelchair, because public transportation is not accessible,” de Vilmorin tells Mashable. “You can’t just grab a cab or rent a regular car.”
The constant lack of options inspired her to take matters into her own hands. She cofounded Wheeliz, a French car-sharing service that easily connects people with disabilities to owners of adapted cars. Read more…