Wheelchairs, pushchairs or heavy luggage: Google Maps now shows “accessible places”

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The Google navigator is updated with an important novelty and after the first launch in the United Kingdom and in the United States of America, the function «accessible places» is now available worldwide, including Italy.

To date, in fact, 130 million people in wheelchairs often find themselves having to frequent places that are not adequately structured to allow access without difficulty and subsequently, once they reach their destination, having to get stuck outside or a not being able to use the toilets.

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Because of this, it debuted in Google Maps this new function aimed at providing information on thewheelchair accessibility for millions of places around the world, Including Italy.

How to use

Made with the support of over 120 million Local Guides who have contributed by sending over a billion accessibility updates to Google Maps, this one feature it is easy to use.

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It’s enough activate the setting Accessible places within the app and when we locate a commercial activity or a public place of interest optimized to be accessible without obstacles, a wheelchair icon will appear (♿). However, the same function is also useful for those who have a strollera trolley or a heavy load that you would prefer to carry aboard a cart avoiding having to use the stairs.

Also, in order to improve the service, it is possible make a contribution with further details by opening the Business Profile and tapping on the entry Informationso Modify features.

What better solution to choose the place to spend Saturday night and not be caught unprepared?

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Source: Vanity Fair

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