Google Maps gains wheelchair accessibility info in several cities

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Google is adding some important accessibility information to Maps, letting users see whether or not routes are navigable by wheelchair. The company says the extra data will be useful not only to wheelchair users, but anyone with mobility issues — as well as parents pushing kids in a stroller. Starting in London, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston and Sydney, wheelchair accessible routes are being added, and more will follow as Google working with transport companies to gather the necessary information. Google recognizes the need many people have to find routes that are free from steps, have elevators, or feature modes of…

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