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Google Maps launches a 'wheelchair accessible' option for 6 cities

Google adds'wheelchair accessible routes on Maps Google Adds Wheelchair Accessible Navigation to Google Maps
Stacy Houston | 17 March, 2018, 02:20

"We're looking forward to working with additional transit agencies in the coming months to bring more wheelchair accessible routes to Google Maps", said Google product manager Rio Akasaka.

To use Google Maps' wheelchair accessible routes, enter in your destination in the app, tap Directions, and then choose the public transportation icon from the options across the header at the top of the screen. It will initially be offered in a handful of major cities, including New York, Boston, London, and Tokyo.

As the name suggests, the feature is meant to help people who use wheelchairs, but Google is also aware that anyone with mobility issues - as well as families with baby strollers - could benefit from the wheelchair-friendly routes. Customers will be able to check whether a property has, say, ramps, wide hallways, or roll-in showers.

Google Maps is helping people to navigate and explore the world by providing directions worldwide, to people who are traveling by vehicle, bicycle or on foot. From there, select "Public Transportation" and then "Options". Registered Local Guides can also add information to Google Maps about accessibility.

Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh opt to field against India
In the match, India won by six wickets . "The conditions weren't easy for the bowlers, there was a bit of dew on the ground". A win against India onWednesday will boost their chances of entering the final of the tournament.

Google Maps has added a navigation filter for buses and trains that identifies the best route for users with mobility needs.

"Last September, Local Guides from around the world gathered at 200 global meet-ups to answer accessibility questions-like whether a place has a step-free entrance or an accessible restroom-for more than 12 million places".

On this page is a list of filters, wheelchair accessible routes among them. Google also notes that it has updated Street View imagery of city centers and transit stations to give users an up-to-date preview of the area ahead of time.

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