By Nick Statt
Starting today, Google Maps will feature a new mode called Accessible Places that, when toggled on, will more prominently show wheelchair accessibility info, the company announced on Thursday. It will be rolling out gradually, the company says, for both Android and iOS.
“When Accessible Places is switched on, a wheelchair icon will indicate an accessible entrance and you’ll be able to see if a place has accessible seating, restrooms or parking,” Google explains in […]
Quickly find out if a place is wheelchair accessible. ♿ Turn on Accessible Places in @GoogleMaps to quickly find places with accessible entrances, parking and more. Rolling out in the U.S., Japan, Australia and Great Britain → https://t.co/560MkXDtSp #GAAD pic.twitter.com/lZb417OmnD
— Google (@Google) May 21, 2020
#Inclusiveness doesn't happen by accident. It requires intentional action and thoughtful consideration. Thanks to my friends at @Google for continuing to lead the way on innovative ideas. Your work with #diversity and #Neurodiversity is outstanding! https://t.co/WqumTnpYdb
— Craig Froelich (@craigfroelich) May 22, 2020