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Rio Akasaka, Product Manager

April 06, 2018

Rio Akasaka

Building better maps for the disability community - CNET

..... The company said that more than 700,000 businesses have marked themselves as accessible. "We want to make life easier for everyone who uses our products, and that includes people who use wheelchairs," said Rio Akasaka, product manager for Google Maps. "But accessible routes are also helpful if you're on crutches or pushing a stroller......

March 19, 2018

Rio Akasaka

Google Maps Is Making Travel More Accessible for Wheelchair Users

..... Once selected, Google Maps will populate a list of possible routes that consider mobility needs. “Google Maps was built to help people navigate and explore the world, providing directions, worldwide, to people traveling by car, bicycle or on foot,” Google Maps product manager Rio Akasaka wrote in a blog post announcement. “But in city centers, buses and trains are often the best way to get around, which presents a challenge for people who use wheelchairs or with other mobility needs. .....