Inclusive Mapping: Google Maps users can now add in a range ofwheelchair access information to venue listings on maps using an Androidsmartphone. Details that users can add include whether a building’sentrance, lift, bathroom and parking area are wheelchair-friendly. Theinformation can then be seen by other people using Google Maps.
Read more at the official Google blog: http://eab.li/7d .
Taken from e-Access Bulletin, a free monthly email newsletter: http://www.headstar.com/eablive
THAT is cool. I wonder how it will encourage companies to address these issues around accessibility.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
This project is moving forwards, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn has written a blog post about it at https://www.blog.google/products/maps/better-world-wheels-google-maps/Starting today, we’re calling on Local Guides, a community of people who contribute their expertise about places on Google Maps, to add more wheelchair accessibility attributes to the map. If each of our tens of millions of Local Guides answers three of these questions every day for two weeks, we can gather nearly two billion answers to help people who rely on this information every day.
Check out the blog post for the full story.
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