Wheelmap.org is an online map which indicates whether or not a location is wheelchair accessible. It works like Wikipedia – many people help to collect and update information about the accessibility of places in the city.
- Interactive city map for wheelchair accessibility
- Social Heroes e.V.
- Country of Implementation
- Western Europe
- First published
“Wheelmap.org is an online map to find places that are accessible with a wheelchair. Anyone can mark places on the map and help to make everyday life easier.” Raúl KRAUTHAUSEN
Wheelmap.org is a global tool that can be used by everyone everywhere. It is available on the internet and as an app for iPhone and Android. The information provided empowers persons with mobility impairments to plan their day more efficiently, increase their mobility and participate more easily in society. The collected data is also a great tool to raise awareness and set the political agenda by showing what has been achieved and what still needs to be done. Wheelmap.org thus contributes to building more inclusive environments and societies.
Barriers in public places constantly prevent persons with mobility impairments from free movement and participation. A narrow doorway here, a step there – that’s all it takes. To make things worse, information on the accessibility of public places is poorly available. Hence, persons with mobility impairments are excluded from public transport, gastronomy, shopping etc.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Online map indicating wheelchair accessibility