Google on Thursday launched a new feature that gives users with vision impairments more detailed voice guidance. They can now receive new types of verbal announcements during walking trips.
During a journey, Google Maps will let a person know that they’re on the right route, how far until until the next turn and in which direction they’re walking.
Users will be told to cross the street with additional caution as they come upon large intersections. And if they accidentally get off the correct route, they’ll be told they’re being re-routed.
To turn on the feature, go to settings in Google Maps and choose “Navigation.” At the bottom of the list, find “Detailed voice guidance,” under the “Walking options” heading.