Cheers to everyone who uses wheelchair, Google Maps now lets Wheelchair users to get easy accessibility to locations. Google as part of his service, have come out with an innovative trend that allows our friends who use wheelchair to move around more easily.
If you use a wheelchair or knows someone who uses wheelchair with this feature you get access to virtual and simplest doorways, elevators, parking and seating you’re going to get when you arrive at your destination.
This is Google Maps
Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation.Now wheelchair users also have their chair of this service.
This new feature in in google maps runs on Android (and Google Search results) allows you scan one of 7 million map locations for that information, or add those details if you know them and Google doesn’t.Please follow this link to have a feel of what I’m talking about.
Shiva and Rio of googles maps have this to say “Many of us take for granted simple things like walking through a doorway, taking the stairs to the next floor, or always having a comfortable seat at a restaurant table. But for tens of millions of people worldwide, those very things aren’t possible unless a place has a wheelchair accessible entrance, elevator or accessible seating. Today we’re introducing a new way to add accessibility details about places to Google Maps and Search.”
According to CNET, this is how you will go about thing;
How to find accessibility info in Google Maps
- Search for the location on Google Maps (Android, desktop) or in Google Search (mobile)
- Open the listing
- Tap the description
- Scroll to accessibility section
How to add accessibility info to Google Maps (on Android)
- In Google Maps, open the main menu
- Tap “Your contributions”
- Tap “Uncover missing info”
- Sort by “Accessibility”
- Start adding missing info
This great innovation from google will really help our friends who are disable and together we can make the world a better place to live in.Let us know your thoughts on this great innovation by google through comments.