New Google Maps Feature Highlights Wheelchair Accessible PlacesAbility India
Google Maps users can now turn on an “Accessible Places” feature to find wheelchair accessible locations.Google Maps is launching a new accessibility feature that lets users find wheelchair accessible places with the push of a button. “Accessible Places” is a feature that can be turned on and off in the Google Maps app. When switched on, accessible places can be quickly identified with a wheelchair icon. Here’s an example of what the icon looks like:
The icon is so unobtrusive that it’s a wonder why Google wouldn’t opt to add it to Maps listings by default. For now at least, Accessible Place is a feature that has to be turned on manually. Being accessible means the location has a wheelchair accessible entrance. It may also have accessible seating, restrooms, and parking. If a place offers some degree of accessibility, but not an accessible entrance, that will be indicated in Google Maps as well.