Google Maps is widely known as one of the most popular resources individuals use to navigate and learn information about new locations. Google Maps has just updated its platform to have additional features, which allows locations and users to provide extensive details to let other users know if the location is accessible for individuals with disabilities. For individuals who have disabilities, or for their caregivers, it is extremely important to know this information in order to plan accordingly. Now users can look in the accessibility section for a location and see if it has accessible entrances, seating, restrooms, parking, and elevators. This update displays Google’s objective to be inclusive to all of its users. As a result of these new features Google has already added accessibility information to more then 7 million places worldwide. Read more about the updated Google Maps accessibility features here.
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