New Google Maps features tackle obstacles to accessibility – Mashable

Google expands accessibility tools for Maps, Android OS, and Pixel devices.
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For Google Maps users with disabilities, navigating your surroundings — and finding community — is getting a little bit easier.

Today, Google announced another expansion of its accessible navigation features, including wheelchair-accessible walking routes, updated Live View experiences for users who are blind, and a new identity attribute label for disabled-owned businesses.

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In addition to the new Maps features, Google has also rolled out device updates as part of a series of new accessibility tools and expansions released in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Find disabled-owned businesses more easily

Google is making it easier to locate and support members of the disability community, adding a new identity marker for business pages appearing on Maps and Search.

The “disability-owned business” attribute — which appears as a blue and yellow icon underneath business pages — adds to the company’s wider effort to expand its identity-forward Search information. Supplementing a nationwide movement to document and support the work of marginalized communities, users can now search for and navigate disabled-owned businesses and community spaces more effectively.

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