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Google Introduce “Wheelchair Accessible” Routes In Transit Navigation - Embeddable Within Ocean 3D Tours
27/09/2019 06:57 PM 0
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.
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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

If you'd like to find our more about our work with the NHS and the National Autistic Society, please email or call us chris@ocean3d.co.uk 01736 339405



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