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Google Maps now lets users add wheelchair accessibility details for locations

Google Maps now lets users add wheelchair accessibility details for locations
From TechCrunch - July 8, 2017

Back in December, Google finally added accessibility details to Maps. It was a long awaited addition, but an extremely welcome one for the more than three million people in the U.S. who require wheelchair accessibility. As we noted at the time, however, the available information still left a lot to be desired. Maps has currently collected accessibility data for almost seven million places, but even with databases like Wheelmap, there were still some pretty big gaps across the country.

This week, Googles looking to speed the process up a bit by crowdsourcing the dataset. Now Android users can open up Google Maps and enter that information for a location themselves. The relevant information is located under the Accessibility tab in Your Contributions. From there, users can add information about whether a spot has a wheelchair accessible entrance, elevator, restroom and more.

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