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Google Maps Adds Latest Feature For Wheelchair Accessibility
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Google Maps Adds Latest Feature For Wheelchair Accessibility

Wheels help people to go around the world, regardless of what kind of wheels you are on. Thanks to the new feature of Google Maps that allows you to check easily if the place is accessible.

The latest feature on Google Maps is called "Accessible Places". This feature helps wheelchair users to easily figure out if a particular location is accessible for wheelchair or not, even before they leave their houses.

Google Maps released this new feature as a part of Google's goal to build a helpful and better map for everyone and help people who have limited mobility to find places that are accessible with ease.

Wheelchair users can easily turn on this feature that will display wheelchair accessibility details in a more protruding way. Whenever the Accessible Places feature is turned on, there will be an icon of a wheelchair that will help to guide to the accessible entrance of the premise.

Moreover, users can also look if the location has toilets, seating, and parking that are accessible. If the place lacks an entrance that is accessible, then Google Maps will share this information with the users.

Currently, this helpful feature was available in just a few countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia while it was expected to have similar features in other countries in the coming future. Thankfully, now this feature has been introduced in more than 15 million locations all over the world.

The information for wheelchair accessibility is being shared by the retailers to Google that has helped to create this feature in other parts of the world. The Accessible Places feature can be used on both, iOS and Android devices.

Thanks to the new feature of Google Maps that allows you to check easily if the place is accessible. Google thanks everyone who invest their time and keep adding information from time to time that helps to provide accessibility information to the end-user more accurately.

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  1. Vinay Patel
    Vinay Patel
    That's quite a nifty feature. Thanks for sharing the details.
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  2. tintin333
    quite useful since more and more businesses stop answering the phone :( Tintin from https://www.couvreur-lille.net
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  3. amandapeet
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  4. donzparker25
    This feature is user friendly and ingenious. https://www.chappelleroofing.com/metal-roofing
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