New Google Maps Update Aims to Help Wheelchair-Dependent Users

There are tens of millions of people around the world that require the use of a wheelchair in order to get where they need to go. However, with all of that having been said and out of the way, it is important to note that there are a lot of problems that people who use wheelchairs often face and this has to do with the fact that not every place out there is going to offer accessible entrances as well as amenities for people that are living with disabilities.

Being able to know beforehand whether or not a place is wheelchair accessible can be a big people to people with disabilities. This is why Google has now updated Maps with a feature that is going to make the lives of wheelchair using people much easier than they might have been otherwise. This feature will make it so that you can see all nearby places that are wheelchair accessible on Maps. You would also be able to know if a place has a wheelchair accessible bathroom along with other amenities, and what’s more is that places that are not wheelchair accessible will be marked as well which is the sort of thing that can really end up improving the lives of those that need wheelchairs in order to get around.

If you want to be able to use this new feature you will have to go in the Accessibility section of the settings in the app and toggle Accessible Places on. You will then start seeing all places that do or don’t correspond to accessibility requirements. This is a great new feature to have and it’s good that Google is expanding its features to include those that require a bit more assistance to get by in life due to physical disabilities that they have no control over.

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