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    Google adds wheelchair-accessible routes to Google Maps

    To make transit more accessible to nearly everyone, Google has wheelchair-accessible routes in Google Maps. The new feature will give those with wheelchairs or other mobility needs an easier way to navigate using public transit.

    To find the wheelchair accessible routes, type your destination into Google Maps, tap "Directions," and then choose the public transportation icon. Once you tap on "Options," you'll find wheelchair accessible under the "Routes" section. It will show you a list of all that possible routes that accommodate wheelchairs.

    The feature is currently rolling out globally in all the major metropolitan transit centers such as New York, Tokyo, London, Mexico City, Sydney, and Boston. Google plans on adding more wheelchair-accessible routes to its app in the coming months as they work with various transit agencies.

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    Last edited by gjnl; 03-16-2018 at 01:00 PM.

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    Thanks! Emailed it to several friends.

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    Thanks, good to know.

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    Granted, the coverage is limited for now...but it seems to me that this is a very positive start to awareness for/of the disability community on a very publicly viewed and used site.

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