Google Maps Unveils Wheelchair Accessible Transit Routes

Google Adds Wheelchair Accessible Navigation to Google Maps

Google Adds Wheelchair Accessible Navigation to Google Maps

Thankfully, a small but significant update to Google Maps should take some of the time-wasting and guesswork out of planning future trips.

To use Google Maps' wheelchair accessible routes, enter in your destination in the app, tap Directions, and then choose the public transportation icon from the options across the header at the top of the screen. To facilitate physical disabled people Google Maps Introduces Wheelchair Accessible Routes.

The feature has been rolled out in six big metropolitan cities: London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney. Once you tap on Options, you will find wheelchair accessible under the Routes section.

Google is updating Street View images of transit stations so that users can know what to expect before arriving at them
Google is updating Street View images of transit stations so that users can know what to expect before arriving at them

Google said to start this they have first brought Google Maps to the Unity engine to turn real life objects and places into Game objects in Unity, which by going on further they can add textures, depth effect, style and customize it fully to match their gaming project environments. After that select the "Wheelchair accessible" toggle. You'll then see a list of possible routes.

And in the case of helping people seeking wheelchair access for transit travel, it appears the Local Guides program is doing some meaningful work. It has also collaborated with transit agencies in the cities involved to catalogue the most efficient and best accessible routes.

Since the feature is only available in those select cities, it's not clear if "wheelchair accessible" routes will also be something that owners of the Google Home voice activated assistant devices will also be able to find by asking "Hey Google, is there a wheelchair accessible route to..." In 2017, Google Maps added the feature to see if space is accessible by wheelchair under the "amenities" tab.

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