If you are using Google Maps you may want to learn about these recently launched features. The first one which was released earlier today allows users from all over the world to access and navigate Google Maps using over 30 languages. A total of 39 new languages have been added to Maps. These include Afrikaans, Czech, Danish, Filipino, Hebrew, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Serbia, Bosnian, Swedish Uzbek and many more.
The second feature was added a few days ago and provides helpful services to people who utilize wheelchairs and those with other mobility needs. Wheelchair Accessible is a service that allows you to access and view which stations and routes are wheelchair friendly. ‘To access the “wheelchair accessible” routes, type your desired destination into Google Maps. Tap “Directions” then select the public transportation icon. Then tap “Options” and under the Routes section, you’ll find “wheelchair accessible” as a new route type. When you select this option, Google Maps will show you a list of possible routes that take mobility needs into consideration. Starting today, this feature is rolling out in major metropolitan transit centers around the world, starting with London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney. We’re looking forward to working with additional transit agencies in the coming months to bring more wheelchair accessible routes to Google Maps.’
Watch this video to learn more about Wheelchair Accessible routes