Google Maps now has routes for wheelchair users

Google Maps now has routes for wheelchair users

Google Maps revealed on their blog that they are allowing developers to use their AI and allowing them to make more augmented reality games like the Pokemon which was released 2 years ago, it was a huge success bringing change and revolutionizing the gaming industry.

Google Maps is filling in an important detail for its transit navigation by giving users the option to check a box that will highlight wheelchair accessible stations.

Google, the giant technology company has launched "wheelchair accessible" routes in Maps for the differently-abled people.




The wheelchair accessible feature isn't yet available in South Africa's cities, but will first be implemented in the likes of London, New York and Tokyo. After that select the "Wheelchair accessible" toggle.

By adding this feature Google Maps just made so easy the movement of physical disabled people, because anyone with a physical disability knows it well that it is not that simple. Simply open Maps, type in a "Location", look at "Directions" and then hit the "Transportation" icon. This meant looking at places where there were only step entrances, or where bathrooms were wheelchair-accessible.

"We built this feature to make life easier for people who use wheelchairs, but accessible routes are also helpful if you're on crutches or pushing a stroller", said Google. When the wheelchair accessible transport option is selected, it provides users with the best accessible route which factors in the availability of wheelchair ramps and lifts on various routes. Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic.

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