For the 130 million wheelchair users in the world, 1.2 million of whom live in the UK, one of the universal challenges is accessing locations.

A new feature on Google Maps allows wheelchair users to discover accessibility information for over 15 million places before they leave home. The feature will also show whether a location has accessible bathrooms, parking, and seating.

People can now turn on an “Accessible Places” feature to have wheelchair accessibility information more predominately displayed in Google Maps.

You can watch a short video here for further information about Accessible Places and how to switch it on in Google Maps.