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Local Guides are meeting up for accessibility

Google Moderator

Caption: Image of adults with smartphones navigating a street led by a person in a Local Guides shirt.Caption: Image of adults with smartphones navigating a street led by a person in a Local Guides shirt.

 

 

This month, we’ve invited you to join us in adding wheelchair-accessibility information on Google Maps. A fun way to do that is to hold a meet-up with fellow Local Guides.

 

It’s been invigorating reading how excited — and passionate — you all are about helping others!

 

So far, 70 Local Guides from around the world have organized meet-ups focused on wheelchair accessibility — and that’s just in the past two weeks.

 

Coming up, over 120 meet-ups are on the calendar in places places like Gujarat, India, Tomsk, Russia, Vancouver, Canada, and Batticloa, Sri Lanka. Check out g.co/localguides/meetup to see if a meet-up is being hosted near you. If not, why not host one yourself?

 

When you’re out and about at one of these meet-ups or contributing wheelchair-accessibility information to Google Maps, don’t forget to share your discoveries on social using #LocalGuides and #a11y.

 

The Local Guides team is hosting meet-ups in Copenhagen, Surabaya, Buenos Aires, Santiago, London, New York, and Tokyo. We’ll be posting highlights and livestreams on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube, so be sure to follow along.

 

As for me, I’ll be co-hosting tomorrow’s meet-up in Buenos Aires. I can’t wait to share my experience meeting Local Guides and learning about accessibility in the city!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I host a meet-up?

Local Guides Level 3+, head on over to g.co/localguides/meetup to get started. Share info about your event on social using #LocalGuides and #a11y (the global hashtag for accessibility).

 

How do I learn more about hosting a meet-up focused on wheelchair accessibility information?

Please see this post which contains everything you might need to host a meet-up of this kind.

 

Do I have to host an accessibility meet-up in September?

You can host an accessibility-focused meet-up any time to help Google Maps reflect the real world.

 

Why wasn’t I invited to the Google-hosted meet-up in my city?

Spaces were limited, so invitations went out to a small number of top Local Guides in each city. Keep contributing to Google Maps for a chance to be selected for future perks.

63 Comments
Level 8

Thank you Traci @TraciC

 

I will try to organise an accessibility meet-up in the Maldives. And watch Buenos Aires meet-up tomorrow. 😎

 

Cheers

Level 8

Hi @TraciC,

 

We are from Bandung Local Guides, this is RECAP for BANDUNG ACCESSIBILITY WALK https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/Bahasa-Indonesia/RECAP-Accessibility-Walk-Bandung-Local-Guides...

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And this is video from Bandung Local Guides Indonesia

 

 

 

Level 8

Thanks local guides from all over the world for organising the accessibility related meet ups and helping the peoples who really need helps. 

MALAYSIA ACCESSIBILITY WALK is on 24th of September, please come and join the hands. 

Thanks @TraciC for the great idea and share the list. 

Thanks again 

Level 4

Good

Level 10

@TraciC Very helpful post. Thanks for sharing.

Level 5

How do I get this to Edmonton, Canada?! I work directly with City Council on their Accessibility Advisory Committee and would love to bring this to my community!

Hi everybody! 

Thanks to you  @TraciC and All the team of Google Maps that is working in this tópic.  You have  encoraged all of us in focus our attention in accessibility.

And I am so happy too of the amazing response of Local Guides all arround the world getting involved. 👏👏👏👏

All toguether can make changes in our cities.

Ayamonte Local Guides will check the accessibility of a Museum today.

Local Guides, have a nice day.😊

Level 8

Hi @TraciC,,, 

Yesterday on 22nd SEPT. a local guides meetup for Accessibility update on Google Maps. The meetup was hosted by  @pawanpepz at StartupCafe Academy, New Delhi, INDIA.

we discussed about how to answer accesibility question, writing great review and Many more sharing of Ideas and thoughts among us.

Here are some pictures of Meetup:-):-)↓A group shot.. @mSiDDHARTHA , @adarshumangraj, @amit, @pawanpepzA group shot.. @mSiDDHARTHA , @adarshumangraj, @amit, @pawanpepz

 

A short presentation by host @pawanA short presentation by host @pawan

 All over its nice experience to be there and hang...it was raining constantly outside.

 

Level 7

am in @TraciC  i submit my meetup waiting the approval ;) @AGarner :))

very very excited , the you tube series really its heart touching  ,

i encourage all members to join 

Hirokazu Nagaya was an aspiring Formula 1 race car driver—until he crashed. Watch how he explores Tokyo in a wheelchair and stays connected to the sport he loves

Level 10

@OSAMAVERY HEART TOUCHING STORY.

Level 5

Im current at level 6 how can i attend meet up ?


TraciC wrote:

Caption: Image of adults with smartphones navigating a street led by a person in a Local Guides shirt.Caption: Image of adults with smartphones navigating a street led by a person in a Local Guides shirt.

 

 

This month, we’ve invited you to join us in adding wheelchair-accessibility information on Google Maps. A fun way to do that is to hold a meet-up with fellow Local Guides.

 

It’s been invigorating reading how excited — and passionate — you all are about helping others!

 

So far, 70 Local Guides from around the world have organized meet-ups focused on wheelchair accessibility — and that’s just in the past two weeks.

 

Coming up, over 120 meet-ups are on the calendar in places places like Gurjarat, India, Tomsk, Russia, Vancouver, Canada, and Batticloa, Sri Lanka. Check out g.co/localguides/meetup to see if a meet-up is being hosted near you. If not, why not host one yourself?

 

When you’re out and about at one of these meet-ups or contributing wheelchair-accessibility information to Google Maps, don’t forget to share your discoveries on social using #LocalGuides and #a11y.

 

The Local Guides team is hosting meet-ups in Copenhagen, Surabaya, Buenos Aires, Santiago, London, New York, and Tokyo. We’ll be posting highlights and livestreams on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube, so be sure to follow along.

 

As for me, I’ll be co-hosting tomorrow’s meet-up in Buenos Aires. I can’t wait to share my experience meeting Local Guides and learning about accessibility in the city!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I host a meet-up?

Local Guides Level 3+, head on over to g.co/localguides/meetup to get started. Share info about your event on social using #LocalGuides and #a11y (the global hashtag for accessibility).

 

How do I learn more about hosting a meet-up focused on wheelchair accessibility information?

Please see this post which contains everything you might need to host a meet-up of this kind.

 

Do I have to host an accessibility meet-up in September?

You can host an accessibility-focused meet-up any time to help Google Maps reflect the real world.

 

Why wasn’t I invited to the Google-hosted meet-up in my city?

Spaces were limited, so invitations went out to a small number of top Local Guides in each city. Keep contributing to Google Maps for a chance to be selected for future perks.


 

Level 8

We at Local Guides Kerala will make it soon after some time as we had a meet up on September 10 th only we need some more time Kerala Local GuidesKerala Local GuidesKerala Local Guides Meetup 10/09/2017Kerala Local Guides Meetup 10/09/2017

Level 7

Thank you @TraciC for sharing Perth Western Australia is in ready

Level 8

Thank you @TraciC. I don't found any meet up near about Kolkata.

Level 7

@NewtonP Submit new Meetup by you and go for it bro :-))

Level 8

Thank you your advice@OSAMA. Actually I want to participate a meet up which will be my first meet up orgsnise by other.

Level 10

@Varghese  @NewtonP Waowowow Cool Guys, Have a wonderful safe journey. Keep it up.

 

Thanks a Lot !!!

@TraciC  I am hosting a meetup on 1st October in New Delhi,India. We'll be visiting several places and I'll make it a point to add accessibility info. for all the places that we visit and also for the public transportation that we'll be using.

Connect Moderator

Hi @TraciC we had a wonderful meet-up today and that's one of my favorite meet-up too :) soon I will make a RECAP post and share with you all :)

Level 1

السلام عليكم أصدقائي الأعزاء  يشرفني ان اكون بينكم كا مرشد 

Google Moderator

@AdarshUmangRaj Sounds great, I can't wait to hear all about it.

@IlankovanT Awesome!!! Our Buenos Aires meet-up on Saturday went really well too, however, balancing history with accessibility continues to be a challenge. :(

Level 8

Traci, I watched the replay on FB. @TraciC

Excellent initiative and the roads were not so good from what I saw. 

Level 8

we have to organise an accessibility meet-up in the Maldives as possible earliest @Badruddeen

Level 8

I am discussing with 'Care Society' to be part of our accessibility meet-up. Then we can get a really good feedback. @HusanAzim 

Level 8

Thats Great Idea and Plus point @Badruddeen hope its happen soon

MvE Level 4
Level 4

I have put in a meet-up in Berlin. Myself being in a wheelchair I know how difficult it is to navigate through google-maps having no clue about accessibility. Germany is not like other countries where accessibility for all people is a standard. Hope a lot local guides and others will join the meeting.


TraciC wrote:

Caption: Image of adults with smartphones navigating a street led by a person in a Local Guides shirt.Caption: Image of adults with smartphones navigating a street led by a person in a Local Guides shirt.

 

 

This month, we’ve invited you to join us in adding wheelchair-accessibility information on Google Maps. A fun way to do that is to hold a meet-up with fellow Local Guides.

 

It’s been invigorating reading how excited — and passionate — you all are about helping others!

 

So far, 70 Local Guides from around the world have organized meet-ups focused on wheelchair accessibility — and that’s just in the past two weeks.

 

Coming up, over 120 meet-ups are on the calendar in places places like Gurjarat, India, Tomsk, Russia, Vancouver, Canada, and Batticloa, Sri Lanka. Check out g.co/localguides/meetup to see if a meet-up is being hosted near you. If not, why not host one yourself?

 

When you’re out and about at one of these meet-ups or contributing wheelchair-accessibility information to Google Maps, don’t forget to share your discoveries on social using #LocalGuides and #a11y.

 

The Local Guides team is hosting meet-ups in Copenhagen, Surabaya, Buenos Aires, Santiago, London, New York, and Tokyo. We’ll be posting highlights and livestreams on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube, so be sure to follow along.

 

As for me, I’ll be co-hosting tomorrow’s meet-up in Buenos Aires. I can’t wait to share my experience meeting Local Guides and learning about accessibility in the city!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I host a meet-up?

Local Guides Level 3+, head on over to g.co/localguides/meetup to get started. Share info about your event on social using #LocalGuides and #a11y (the global hashtag for accessibility).

 

How do I learn more about hosting a meet-up focused on wheelchair accessibility information?

Please see this post which contains everything you might need to host a meet-up of this kind.

 

Do I have to host an accessibility meet-up in September?

You can host an accessibility-focused meet-up any time to help Google Maps reflect the real world.

 

Why wasn’t I invited to the Google-hosted meet-up in my city?

Spaces were limited, so invitations went out to a small number of top Local Guides in each city. Keep contributing to Google Maps for a chance to be selected for future perks.


 

Connect Moderator

Yeh @TraciC I saw your FB video on Saturday. 

Level 7

Hi @TraciC My [Recap] is in and I got a solution from @IlankovanT and mark it as new, and I'm getting lots of notifications which so happy to have, thank you

regards @DavidTito

Level 6

Is there any Local guides meet up at bangalore , Kindly get back to me at <REDACTED>

Google Moderator

Hi @vkrishnan824. As Connect is a public forum, please do not share private information here. I've removed your email address to help protect your privacy. Please see g.co/localguides/meetup to see if there is an upcoming meet-up in Bangalore and if not, perhaps you may want to host your own?

Level 5

Is anyone able to get back to me?

Google Moderator

Hi @zacharyweeks. Sorry to have missed your question. Any Local Guide can host a meet-up though the Local Guides team is currently not partnering externally. We're happy to take note of your organization's name and be in touch in the future if possible. 

Level 5

Thanks @TraciC

Level 6
thank you @TraicC information well received
Level 6

Thank you for such things .It's time demand  

@vkrishnan824 @TraciC

Level 7

Hello @TraciC,

 

I hope you are doing well!

 

My name is Guerman Botten and I am an Accessibility Consultant at AbilityNet. I recently received and accepted an invitation to the wonderful Local Guides meet-up on the 28th of September in London which you are organising, focusing on adding accessibility information on Google Maps. I am very much looking forward to attending, but was wondering if it would at all be possible to bring along another member from the AbilityNet team?

 

We are all very passionate about enhancing accessibility and feel that this would be an incredible opportunity to help out further!

Google Moderator

Hi @GuermanB. Glad to hear you are excited to attend. As noted on the event page, guests are not currently allowed at these Google-hosted meet-ups. We're excited to hear that AbilityNet is interested in what we're doing, however, as I shared in a post above, we're not currently partnering externally but I'll be sure to take note of your organization's information for future consideration. Thank you. :)

Level 7

Thank you very much for your response @TraciC and I completely understand the need for a limit on numbers. That's fantastic, thank you very much for that. I look forward to the meet-up later this week! 

Level 5

Thanks for sharing with us, i will try to attented meetup, which is held in near.........

Level 7

Hello @TraciC 

 

Just found out a local guide in Riverside, CA has planned and set up for a Downtown Riverside Accessibility Map Editing Meet-Up. Geeking out at the prospect of finally meeting other amazing and cool local guides. 😍😎🤓🤖🤝🏽🙌🏽🌞

Google Moderator

Awesome, @RivXuxin. Have a fantastic time !!

Level 7

@TraciC thank you. I'm sure I won't have any trouble having an enjoyable time.  

Level 5

Very helpful post. Thanks for sharing. @TraciC

When it will be held in Surabaya Indonesia Tracy?

Google Moderator

Hi @Globallandsurabaya. Our Surabaya meet-up was held this past Saturday on the 23rd. 

Level 7

Hi Everyone, what an excellent Accessibility meet-up hosted by Google London we've just had! It was great to meet other Local Guides, Ed from the Government and Google Maps Team (including some LG Connect Moderators)! Thanks a lot for organising!

 

#a11y

 

Ivan London 

Google Moderator

@IvanLondon Glad it went great! Please be sure to share some pictures!

Google Moderator

@IvanLondon as an fyi, I will be moving your post here, where other Local Guides are sharing information about their meet-ups as well!

Level 2

Helping disabilities in our communities is the best thing to do, by only creating path ways for wheelchairs. Make them feel that accessibility of their desire

Level 6

Great!!

This post support me to make a meeting in Belgium for making Google maps better for the wheelchair users in my State. Thanks! Grtz!