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This post also appears in the Google Keyword blog

 

Many of us take for granted simple things like walking through a doorway, taking the stairs to the next floor, or always having a comfortable seat at a restaurant table. But for tens of millions of people worldwide, those very things aren’t possible unless a place has a wheelchair accessible entrance, elevator or accessible seating. Today we’re introducing a new way to add accessibility details about places to Google Maps and Search.

 

For those like Luis Duran, who are passionate about helping people better navigate and explore his city––this tool is for you. When you want to share accessibility information about a place or add details about many places quickly, just open Google Maps on Android, open the main menu, and then tap “Your contributions.” Tap “Uncover missing info” and sort by “Accessibility” to find places around you that are missing this kind of information so you can start filling it in. You can also sort by different categories in case you have other information to add as well.

MobileAccessibility

When you need to find out whether a place you’re planning to visit has any of these accessibility features, just find the place on Google Maps (desktop, mobile) or Search (mobile), open the business listing, tap the two-line description, and then scroll down to the accessibility section. From here, you can also add your accessibility and other local knowledge by tapping “Know what features this place has?”

AccessibilityMaps_Screenshot.png

The accessibility attributes you can choose from include:

  • wheelchair-accessible entrances
  • wheelchair-accessible elevators
  • wheelchair-accessible seating, and
  • wheelchair-accessible parking.

Unsure of how to answer these questions? Here’s a handy guide

 

With the help of users, we’ve been able to add accessibility information to nearly 7 million places around the world. By sharing your local knowledge, you’re helping us get even closer to enabling everyone, everywhere to easily discover and explore the places that best suit their individual needs.

76 Comments
Level 7

Good Information will be helpful for us to make better work.

Level 8

Thanks for sharing this Useful information @RioAkasaka 

Level 7

Valuable information 👍 @RioAkasaka

Thanks for sharing ,. And we are here to HELP each other 😊

Level 8

Thanks for sharing good information @RioAkasaka

Level 9

This is a great result, showing directly the huge power of Connect and Local Guides program.

I can remember when the discussion started, and i read and view the videos from Luis Duran, and the slight changes in Google Maps interface, and now this.

I'm proud to be part of this program that aim to create better tools for everyone.

Level 6

Congratulations on bringing this type of thing online. I can only imagine how it will help people of all abilities in our community plan their daily travel and improve general way on life!

 

Anonymous
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This is awesome and will help so many. Thanks, and it's nice being a part of it.

Level 6

Loving the idea to show how accessible the location/place is!

Level 7

Good idea to gather this information - perhaps it needs some form of grading /icon on the place site to give a quick pointer regarding how accessible./ Accessibility friendly a location is ?

Level 5

As a paraplegic, I love this feature and am happy to share which places are and aren't accessible. Thanks

Level 5

شكرا  RioAkasaka نحن في الخدمة 

 

Level 8
Thanks for information provided like this will help us and other's
Level 2

this is a very great feature which helps many people in there life

Level 6

Thanks for share bro.. I will start to make map information of my location first.

Level 6

Great valuable detailed information

Much needed for most of the LGs specially new one.

☺🙌🙏✌👍

 

#localGuide #Levels #Summit2017

Level 6

So when I am at any place I take stock of the layout and services offered. I also make a point to speak to the manager and ask if they are okay with me taking pictures. The business hours are a must as well. People like pictures of food and atmosphere.

Level 6

@RioAkasaka
Thank you sir for your kind information. It's a platefrom for helping helping the people like social work.

Level 8

Thanks for the information @RioAkasaka.

From now it's our first priority to check the facts about wheel chair .

Proud to be part of this family. Which helping a lot. 

Level 4

Thanks for sharing

Level 9

Great initiation, lets do this for all :)

Level 6

Please keep on share detailed information like this, it's good to make perfect support 

Level 1

Thank for information^^

 

Level 8

@RioAkasaka it's good information. 

But in our country our place we now after map makers . Unable to edit new road or missing place . Wrong road names . I hoping it's will fixed soon 

 

Level 6
Thanks, it's Helpful information
Level 10

 Thanks for sharing @RioAkasaka. It will make as useful.

Level 7

Thanks for sharing, this will help us a lot,,,,

Level 3

This is awesome and will help so many. Thanks, and it's nice being a part of it.

Level 5
Thank for information, really interstinng

Thanks for the information, i'll update all places i know about.

Level 6

This is very important thing to kNow while updating any new place.

Thanks a ton @RioAkasaka

 

Useful info.

Thnx 

Level 6

Thank you

Level 1

Beautiful

Level 8

Hi @RioAkasaka..

That's really a good feature.. It will enable us to give accessible details easily by sorting.. Thanks for this useful and needed feature.. It would be a proudful contribution for me to give the accessible details which I mainly use to know for any places I go.. Thanks for letting us know.. :)

Level 6
Good Information @RioAkasaka!
Level 5

Very useful information. tnx for sharing it.

Level 5

I'm already doing that, is a great way to help people.

Level 9

LG team always keep amaze LG. That is great that we have more way to contribute and to help people. 

Level 7

I am also doing that ,,, and it feels good to be a contributor for helping others,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Level 6

I started to fill the missing  places

A_A Level 8
Level 8

Thank you for your interest in making maps usefull for everybody.

Level 7

Been helping out as much as I can with answers for a while and I have noticed a really big improvement on there already when looking up places, good work all 

Level 10

Thanks @RioAkasaka for useful information. 

Best wishes


RioAkasaka wrote:

This post also appears in the Google Keyword blog

 

Many of us take for granted simple things like walking through a doorway, taking the stairs to the next floor, or always having a comfortable seat at a restaurant table. But for tens of millions of people worldwide, those very things aren’t possible unless a place has a wheelchair accessible entrance, elevator or accessible seating. Today we’re introducing a new way to add accessibility details about places to Google Maps and Search.

 

For those like Luis Duran, who are passionate about helping people better navigate and explore his city––this tool is for you. When you want to share accessibility information about a place or add details about many places quickly, just open Google Maps on Android, open the main menu, and then tap “Your contributions.” Tap “Uncover missing info” and sort by “Accessibility” to find places around you that are missing this kind of information so you can start filling it in. You can also sort by different categories in case you have other information to add as well.

MobileAccessibility

When you need to find out whether a place you’re planning to visit has any of these accessibility features, just find the place on Google Maps (desktop, mobile) or Search (mobile), open the business listing, tap the two-line description, and then scroll down to the accessibility section. From here, you can also add your accessibility and other local knowledge by tapping “Know what features this place has?”

AccessibilityMaps_Screenshot.png

The accessibility attributes you can choose from include:

  • wheelchair-accessible entrances
  • wheelchair-accessible elevators
  • wheelchair-accessible seating, and
  • wheelchair-accessible parking.

Unsure of how to answer these questions? Here’s a handy guide

 

With the help of users, we’ve been able to add accessibility information to nearly 7 million places around the world. By sharing your local knowledge, you’re helping us get even closer to enabling everyone, everywhere to easily discover and explore the places that best suit their individual needs.


 

Level 6

Thank you for the information. It's very helpfull.


 
Level 8

I think even though these questions can seem unimportant when answering them, the collective of all of the extra information beyond address, hours and reviews can help people in so many, more specific cases!

 

VMD Level 7
Level 7

De fato, como informações sobre acessibilidade para pessoas com dificuldades de locomoção são importantes. Salutar esse tópico adicionado nos quesitos avaliativos. 

 

Parabéns aosaborolvedores do Google Maps.

Level 5

Great add! Will be helpful for many!

Level 8

Dear @RioAkasaka 

its very usefull information . we doing it every day. working hard to cover uncover information . but in Maldives we unable to edit new roads 

Level 6

this is a great feature not only for the disabled but also for senior citizens who may need wheelchairs, ramps, handrails, etc. 

Thanks for this useful information. Soon, I will do this when I'm going to explore.