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Google introduces wheelchair paths to maps


Google has updated the street view for many key transit points, like Japan's Tokyo Station. — Google

Google has updated the street view for many key transit points, like Japan's Tokyo Station. — Google

Google Maps is making it more intuitive for people with mobility needs to get around by introducing wheelchair accessible routes in its transit navigation. 

In a post on the Keyword, Google Maps product manager Rio Akasaka said though public transportation was crucial for city travel, information about which stations and routes were wheelchair friendly was not always readily available or easy to find.

   

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