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Google wants to make it easier for people with wheelchairs to get around using Maps, so the search giant is asking its massive user base for some help.  

Maps is launching a new initiative to encourage its Local Guides community to update locations around the world with new, detailed information about accessibility. Maps users can answer five simple questions about a site (for example, “Is there a wheelchair-accessible entrance?”), and the answers will be visible in the Map results afterward. 

The plan was outlined in a new blog post by Maps engineer Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, who uses a wheelchair. Maps began including accessibility information for specific locations late last year, but the new campaign looks to bring the general public in on the efforts. Read more…

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