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Google Maps to show wheelchair access information for all

Google Maps is providing wheelchair accessibility information by default for over 40 million places worldwide, including on public transport, pubs and restaurants.

The feature can help those with mobility needs to plan their trips by checking if the shop or landmark they’re visiting has step-free access.

Since 2020, the ‘Accessible Places’ feature on Google Maps was an optional one users could opt-in to. It helps to easily identify when a place has a wheelchair-accessible entrance, indicated by the wheelchair icon.

Now, the icon will be visible for everyone on Maps so you can ‘know before you go’ if there’s a step-free entrance.

You can read more about the feature here.

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