Google Maps can now highlight wheelchair-accessible businesses

May 21, 2020

By Napier Lopez

Google today announced a major accessibility update for Maps in recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day: the app now makes it much easier to find wheelchair-accessible locations. To activate the feature, simply head on over to Google Maps‘ Settings, tap ‘accessibility settings,’ and then toggle ‘accessible places.’ You’ll then see a wheelchair icon if the business or location has an accessible entrance. If it does, you can tap on the location to see a more detailed breakdown, such as to see if that accessibility extends to seating, restrooms, and parking as well as entrances. It’s not just for wheelchair users…

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