When using detailed voice guidance, Google Maps will announce the distance to your next turn, warn you of busy intersections, or notify you when you're going off route. It's these kinds of frequent updates that can help reassure someone when they are visiting a new location.
Not only can detailed voice guidance help those with visual impairments, but it can also be a useful tool for anyone who frequently uses Google Maps to get around. By using the audio-only directions, you'll be able to keep your eyes on your surroundings and get your head out of your phone.
On World Sight Day, Google began rolling out a new feature to Google Maps that gives in-depth navigation instructions called detailed voice guidance. The feature will help those with vision impairment get around with more confidence and freedom.