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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Google Maps Accessibility Keeps on Rollin with Wheelchair Users App

July 18, 2017 - A new feature in Google Maps for Android (and Google Search results) lets you scan one of 7 million map locations for that information, or add those details if you know them and Google doesn't.

Google has just made it easier to know what kind of accessible doorways, elevators, parking and seating you're going to get when you arrive.

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
You can also add accessibility info for a specific location from the accessibility section on any location listing (see above). Tap "Know what features this place has?" to add your own feedback.
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Google Maps is Now Wheelchair-Friendly with Access Features 

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