Wheelmap.org works like Wikipedia – many people help to collect information. On Wheelmap.org, the information collected is about the wheelchair-accessibility of public places. Everyone can get involved by contributing information to the map. You can do this by:
- Marking places according to their wheelchair-accessibility
- Adding new places to the map
- Adding photos to places
- Editing information about places, e.g. the telephone number or address.
Here’s how you mark places
- Go to the map or open the app on your iPhone or Android
- Click on a place
- Mark the wheelchair accessibility of the place by choosing the right status
- That’s it!
With every new marked place you help mobility-impaired people to plan their day more efficiently, be more mobil and participate in society.
What makes a place wheelchair accessible?
Our traffic light system helps you to easily mark the wheelchair accessibility of places:
- Entrance: accessible without steps
- Rooms: all rooms are accessible without steps (e.g. all cinema halls)
- Toilets, if there are any: a wheelchair-accessible toilet is available (notably wider than a regular WC)
= Limited accessibility
- Entrance: one step maximum, not higher than 7 cm (2.75 inches)
- Rooms: the most important rooms are accessible without steps (e.g. selected cinema halls)
- Toilets: doesn’t matter
= Not Wheelchair-accessible
- Entrance: higher than 7 cm (2.75 inches)
- Rooms: the most important rooms are not accessible without steps
- The status is still unknown and needs to be assigned
Add New Places, Edit Information and Upload Pictures
Places that don’t exist on Wheelmap.org yet can simply be added by users. The same goes for wrong information. Mixed up telephone numbers or misspelled street names can be changed quickly and easily without the help of the Wheelmap.org team. Moreover, users can upload photosand write comments to further describe the wheelchair-accessibility of places.
To do this users have to register with OpenStreetMap, the map service Wheelmap.org is build upon. (Learn more)