Google Introduce “Wheelchair Accessible” Routes In Transit Navigation - Embeddable Within Ocean 3D Tours
You may not have noticed but last year, Google made an announcement that will be music to the ears of the disabled community who use wheelchairs for mobility.
You may not have noticed but last year, Google made an announcement that will be music to the ears of the disabled community who use wheelchairs for mobility. Whilst it is being rolled out internationally, it is not available everywhere yet with London being the first place to see this technology integrated. The good News is that Ocean 3D is able to incorporate Google maps within our interactive tours when the disability friendly maps are more widely available. AN example of a tour with an embedded map link can be seen here at the West Cornwall Hospital Theatre suite and wards.
"Google Maps was built to help people navigate and explore the world, providing directions, worldwide, to people traveling by car, bicycle or on foot. But in city centers, buses and trains are often the best way to get around, which presents a challenge for people who use wheelchairs or with other mobility needs. Information about which stations and routes are wheelchair friendly isn’t always readily available or easy to find. To make public transit work for everyone, today we’re introducing “wheelchair accessible” routes in transit navigation to make getting around easier for those with mobility needs."
"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." Source Google To read the full article follow this link
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10 Incredible Statistics That Show Your 2D Advertising Isn't Working As Well For You As It Once Did
- "75% of Forbes World’s most valuable brands have invested in some form of AR/VR experience."*Source: YouVisit
- 82% of companies implementing AR/VR indicate that benefits exceed expectations. (Source: Capgemini) Operational benefits of AR and VR include increased efficiency, productivity, and safety. In terms of the scale of implementation, VR statistics show the companies that implement these technologies on a large scale are more likely to experience noticeable operational benefits.
- 80% of consumers feel positively towards experiencing branded VR tactics. (Source: Touchstone Research)
- 81% of people who had already experienced VR reported they had told their friends about it. (Source: Touchstone Research)
- Virtual reality data clearly shows that early achievers are witnessing, on average, 57% increase in efficiency as compared to 23% for other companies. Similar contrasting figures for other metrics are 55% vs. 23% for safety increase, 52% vs. 21% for productivity increase, and 47% vs. 19% for complexity reduction. (Source: Capgemini)
- 43% of manufacturing companies say VR will become mainstream in their organization within the next three years. (Source: Capgemini)
- 20% of consumers say a branded VR experience would make them feel more positively towards the brand. (Source: Touchstone Research)
- 13% of consumers say VR experiences will cause them to shop more in physical stores. (Source: Walker Sands) a 190% increase in Thomas Cook’s VR-promoted New York excursion revenue, and 51% of Marriott’s customers expressing intent to travel to more hotels in the chain after the company showed VR travel stories from other locations to them.
- The worldwide AR and VR market size is forecast to grow 7.7X between 2018 and 2022. (Source: Statista, Greenlight Insights)
- The global AR and VR market is expected to grow to $209.2 billion by 2022
- 77% of people who use VR want more social engagement in it. (Source: Greenlight Ventures)
- A fully interactive 360/ 3D tour of your business pace costs about the same as a professional 2D photo shoot but delivers SO much more. Explore more of our tours and our client list on Ocean 3D Ltd +44(0)1736 339405
Ocean 3D Commits To Purple Tuesday
Why Purple Tuesday?
Purple Tuesday has been developed by disability organisation Purple; which works with businesses to improve the customer experience for disabled people
360-degree VR tour creator, Ocean 3D Ltd, has announced it will participate in Purple Tuesday 2019, taking place on 12 November. Purple Tuesday promotes the £2.25 trillion* global spending power of disabled people and their families and calls on all organisations to make changes to improve the customer experience for disabled people.