Google Maps adds detailed voice guidance for the visually impaired

Search giant Google has taken a noble step. Its Google Maps services can now help visually impaired people by giving them detailed voice guidance so that they can reach their destinations easily. Check out the video below on the feature exactly works.

The feature works by continually reminding the visually impaired that they’re on the right path, warning them when there’s a busy crosswalk ahead, telling them how far away their next turn is using voice navigation, and automatically pointing them back in the right direction if they have to stop.

The improved guidance is now available on Android and iOS, but only in English in the US and in Japanese in Japan, at the moment, according to Google’s blog. It also mentions that the support for other languages is “on the way.”


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