Find wheelchair-accessible places

To filter search results for wheelchair-accessible places on Google Maps, you need to adjust your accessibility settings. Wheelchair accessibility attributes on Google Maps show if people in wheelchairs can access a business’s entrance, restroom, seating, parking, and elevator.

Find accessible places

Important: You can find wheelchair-accessible places on Google Maps in certain countries only.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Settings Settings and then Accessibility.
  3. Turn on Accessible places.

Wheelchair-accessible places display a wheelchair icon Wheelchair accessible in the results. After you select a place, you’ll find a summary of the location’s accessibility attributes.

Edit a business's accessibility attributes

If a location has the wrong attribute for wheelchair accessibility, you can suggest the correct attribute:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Find the profile of the business you want to edit.
  3. Tap About and then Describe this place .
  4. Tap an attribute to change it.
  5. When you finish your edits, tap Send Send.

Understand wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair-accessible entrance

Answer yes if the entrance to the business is approximately 3 feet wide and doesn’t have steps. Three feet (one meter) is about the width for 2 people to stand comfortably side by side. If there’s one or more steps, there should be a permanent ramp, or at least a moveable ramp. Entryways with only revolving doors should be marked “No” for this attribute.

Wheelchair-accessible restroom

Answer yes if the entrance to the restroom is at least one meter wide and can be reached without any steps up or down. If a person in a wheelchair wants to enter a stall inside the restroom, the stall’s entrance also needs to be one meter wide. Remember, one meter is about the width of 2 people comfortably side by side.

Wheelchair-accessible seating

Answer yes if the main area of the business can be accessed without stairs. There should also be enough space for someone in a wheelchair to navigate to and sit at a table. If all the tables are high (for example, at standing level), the business isn’t wheelchair friendly.

Wheelchair-accessible parking

Answer yes if there’s a parking spot specifically marked for those with accessibility needs. These spots are often marked with specific painting on the ground, placards, or signs, depending on your country and region.

Wheelchair-accessible elevator

Answer yes if a place has multiple floors and there’s an elevator large enough to accommodate a wheelchair.

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