Google has added one more interesting feature in its Maps Service. Google Maps Now Shows Wheelchair Accessible Locations. Now users can see on Maps whether a location is wheelchair accessible or not. Google built this service after getting information from its human ‘Local guides’. With this guide users can review the places they visited. They reviewed the places by keeping in mind the cost, parking facilities and other such information about those places. After getting Millions of inputs about the accessibility of services, Google was quite confident to release this feature.
Google Maps Now Shows Wheelchair Accessible Locations
When looking up any establishment in Maps, users can find wheelchair accessibility information under the Amenities section. Not only this, users can also add their own findings on the same screen. Moreover, users can also give answers questions about the places they have visited. For that reason, they can move into the ‘Your contributions’ section in Maps’ menu.
The product manager for Google Drive, Rio Akasaka, built this new feature. He took advantage of the ‘20% time’ scheme by Google. This scheme allows Google’s employees to spend 20% of their time on their own projects. According to Akasaka, this feature will also provide help to parents with prams or people using canes.