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friday22 May 2020

You Can Now Optin to Display Wheelchair Accessibility Information More Prominently in Google Maps

Businesses were already able to add accessibility information for their business profiles using GMB to help users needing stair-free access find them on Google Maps and Search.

Now users can see this info in Google Maps, just update your app to the latest version, go to Settings, select “Accessibility,” and turn on “Accessible Places.” The feature is available on both Android and iOS. They are also rolling out an update that allows people using iOS devices to more easily contribute accessibility information, Android users have had this for a while.

People can now turn on an “Accessible Places” feature to have wheelchair accessibility information more prominently displayed in Google Maps. When Accessible Places is switched on, a wheelchair icon will indicate an accessible entrance and you’ll be able to see if a place has accessible seating, restrooms or parking. If it’s confirmed that a place does not have an accessible entrance, they will show that information on Maps as well.

Available attributes include:

  • wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • wheelchair-accessible bathroom
  • wheelchair-accessible seating
  • wheelchair-accessible parking
  • wheelchair-accessible elevator

More info on what these are in the documentation.


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