Google Maps launches a special feature for Disability

By | May 4, 2020

Google has launched a special feature to facilitate the differently abled. The search engine company says that disabled people will be able to get the location of the wheelchair-friendly location on Google map. This new feature is named ‘Accessible Place’. To use this new feature of Google, users have to go to the settings of Google Maps. After this, go to the accessibility section and open the ‘Accessible Place’ option. As soon as this feature is activated, users will start seeing all the favorable locations for wheelchairs in Google Maps.

With this help, an accessible entrance will be indicated and people will be able to see if there is a seating area, toilet or parking.

Currently this feature has been released in Australia, Japan, UK and USA. It is expected that the company will soon release this feature in other countries.

On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google said, if it is confirmed that there is no accessible entry to any place, then we will show that information on Maps as well.

At least 130 million people worldwide use wheelchairs.

Currently Google Maps has access to wheelchairs for more than 15 million locations worldwide.

Since 2017, the number has more than doubled, the company said. Thanks to the dedication of over 12 crore local guides and others who have responded to our call to share access information.

In total, the community has contributed more than 500 million wheelchair accessibility to Google Maps.

This feature is available on both Android and iOS.