Looks like people in a wheelchair have something to shout about. Traveling from one place to another is no child's play when you're using a wheelchair. As if that weren't enough, a lot of places are inaccessible for people with disabilities.
Regrettably, the only way to find out what kind of accessible parking, elevators, doorways you're going to get until now was by visiting the place itself, but that's about to change.
A recently introduced feature in Google Maps and Google Search for Android users allows you to scan one of 7 million map locations for that information, or even add shreds of information you know and the search giant doesn't.
This exciting announcement was made on Thursday, July 6 via a Google blog post written by Shiva Thiagarajan and Rio Akasaka, Product Managers, Google Maps.
Finding accessibility-related information in Google Maps is pretty uncomplicated. Here's how you can do it without breaking much of a sweat:
Look through for the location on Google Maps either on your desktop or using an Android-based device. Alternatively, you can look for the location in Google Search using a mobile device
When you find the location, go to listing
Tap the description
Scroll through accessibility section
Likewise, adding accessibility information to Google Maps using an Android device is simple as ABC.
First off, open the main menu in Google Maps
Tap the icon that says, "Your contributions"
Then go to "Uncover missing info" option
And then sort this by "Accessibility"
Now, you can start adding missing information
Aside from that, you can add accessibility info for a particular location by heading to accessibility section on any location listing. Once there, simply tap "Know what features this place has?" in order to give your opinion.
It can be recalled that Google added details regarding the accessibility of locations on Google Maps for the first time back in December, last year. The internet titan urged "Local Guides," which basically comprised zealous Google users to give feedbacks about the places they visit. (Image Credit: MoneyBlogNewz/flickr)