Google Maps Adds Wheelchair Accessible Navigation Options

Google Adds Wheelchair Accessible Navigation to Google Maps

From there, select "Public Transportation" and then "Options". Users can filter transit directions to only include wheelchair-accessible routes by going into the "Options" section where a new "Wheelchair Accessible" route type will appear alongside the options for best route, fewest transfers, and least walking. You will be able to see the list of all that possible routes that accommodate wheelchairs.

Feature rolling out now for five major global cities: Boston, London, Tokyo, Sydney, and Mexico City.

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Google Maps is helping people to navigate and explore the world by providing directions worldwide, to people who are traveling by auto, bicycle or on foot. They'll find "wheelchair accessible,"and you'll be given directions". Over 12 million places have been assessed by Local Guides over the course of 200 global meet-ups late a year ago.

To access the "wheelchair accessible" routes, type your desired destination into Google Maps. "With the help of transit agencies around the globe and people like you who contribute local knowledge, we're making progress toward a more accessible world for everyone", Google said in its blog post.

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It's likely that the volume of accessibility-related data will continue to increase as more Local Guide answers are taken into consideration.

A new update to the popular Google Maps application allows users to select a "wheelchair accessible" transit route, highlighting, for example, public transit stations that are not wheelchair-friendly or have out-of-service elevators, TechCrunch reports. "Additionally, we've been busy capturing and updating Street View imagery of transit stations and city centers so people can preview a place or transit station ahead of time".

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