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Google Maps Friendly To Wheelchair Users

Google employees can take 20% of their work time to devote to other unrelated projects; some of Google's current offerings such as Gmail came from those efforts.

Now another group of "twenty-percenters" have put in time to make Google Maps wheelchair-friendly - one of those things you may not think about if you are able-bodied, but if you are wheelchair user or live with one it can be a Big Deal.
...a team of contributors (between five and 10 of them, all in all) on introducing accessibility guidelines to Google Maps. The map tool already displays some information about venues and locations, like busy-ness, opening times, reviews, and atmosphere. Alongside this, it will now display information about their suitability for people with access needs.
Business Insider


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