The new option which is available in six cities like London and NY, targets to make travel easier for people who need an accessible route on public transportation.
Google is updating Street View images of transit stations so that users can know what to expect before arriving at them
The report says the new option is now only available in London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston and Sydney, but Google has plans to add more cities. Customers will be able to check whether a property has, say, ramps, wide hallways, or roll-in showers.
Type your desired destination into Google Maps.
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Then, before selecting a route hit the "Options" menu and change the tick to "Wheelchair accessible" under the preferred route column.
Transport for All - an organisation campaigning for more accessible transport in London - welcomed the feature, but said its success will depend on how accurate the data Google uses is.
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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.
To use the feature, tap "Directions" and then select the public transport icon. The search giant recently has introduced a wheelchair-friendly navigation feature on its maps application that will provide optimal transit routes to make transit more accessible to almost everyone. Over 12 million places have been assessed by Local Guides over the course of 200 global meet-ups late a year ago. Google also notes that it has updated Street View imagery of city centers and transit stations to give users an up-to-date preview of the area ahead of time.
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