Open source map makes world more wheelchair friendly

Accessibility app Wheelmap is celebrating five years of existence. The free app tells you who accessible public places across world are. Developed by German nonprofit SOZIALHELDEN e.V.,  users have added nearly half a million entries since it began.

In Brief
  • Wheelmap is now available in 22 languages and on iphone or android.
  • It has around 35.000 users per month
  • Places are tagged red, yellow or green to denote whether they are wheelchair accessible, have limited accessibility, or are not currently accessible.
  • Last month, the app added a new feature that lets people know whether restrooms are accessible or not.
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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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