Google has added a new business attributed within Google Business Profiles for “disabled-owned” businesses. This new disabled-owned attribute can show up on businesses that are owned by disabled business owners.
Google said, “When businesses choose to identify as disabled-owned in their Business Profile, the attribute will appear on their listings in Maps and Search. This update builds on our existing business attributes, including Asian-owned, Black-owned, Latino-owned, LGBTQ+ owned, veteran-owned, and women-owned.”
What it looks like. Here is a screenshot of this new “disabled-owned” badge or label on business listings in Google Search and Google Maps:
You should be able to add this attribute by editing your Google Business Profile within Google Search.
Other features. Google also added a number of other features to Google Maps and Google Search:
Use screen reader capabilities with Lens in Maps
Get around more easily with accessible walking routes in Google Maps
See wheelchair-accessible information in more places
Customize your Assistant Routines with more options
Search faster in the Chrome address bar
A more accessible camera for your Pixel
Why we care. Adding these labels and attributes to your business listing may drive more attention and more foot traffic into your store.
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