Wheelmap Texts & Quotes
Would you like to report about Wheelmap? Here you can find facts and figures as well as quotes by the Wheelmap inventor and activist Raúl Krauthausen.
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Reporting about people with disabilities
With the Sozialhelden project Leidmedien.de we give practical tips (in German) for reporting about people with disabilities. That way reporters can avoid having accidentally “bound” a wheelchair user to his or her wheelchair.
Latest press release
14,000 new pics from Streetspotr for 6,000 Wheelmap places in Europe
The Streetspotr crowd has been out and about again doing their photo magic in another round of the famous “step spots”. This time, the activity aimed at gathering photos of entrances for Wheelmap was extended to 9 countries in Europe. The results are stunning, as always.
Wheelmap.org – 750,000 places in seven years
Wheelmap was launched in the year 2010. Since then, its community has grown and the map has continually expanded. Now the impressive milestone of 750,000 ratings has been passed. Looking back, this is a success story – of the little “wheelchair-tag” and of large-scale engagement.
English user tags villages prior to the Marciac Jazz Festival
Engagement for Wheelmap.org shows itself in many different ways and for many different reasons. The English user Ted has taken on a special mission – tagging as many places as possible in the surroundings of the Marciac Jazz Festival in southwest France.
Wheelmap at the Reelabilities Film Festival in New York
Wheelmap.org goes New York: At this year’s Reelabilities Film Festival the online map for wheelchair accessible places is proud to co-present two movies that are a must-see – especially for all cinema fans who long for a refreshing perspective on wheelchair users.
Billa tags 1000 supermarkets as wheelchair accessible
Billa has tagged their supermarkets on Wheelmap.org that are spread all over Austria. 96 percent of them are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Launching the program “Billa without barriers” the company has made accessibility a high priority topic.
PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, TATTOO STUDIOS AND MORE – WE HAVE 27 NEW NODE TYPES
We rang in the new year by expanding Wheelmap once again. A bunch of node types have been added with attractive new icons for you to discover and map in your neighborhood. And due to popular demand, the long awaited node type “physical therapist” is among those now included.
“Ramp it up!” – 10 portable ramps for shops in the UK
One in five high street shops in the UK are not accessible for wheelchair users because they have steps at their entrance – a problem our partner Mapping for Change wants to tackle. Starting on December 3 the organization will give 10 portable ramps to businesses that have one or two steps at the entrance.
Update of the iOS and Android app
Right in time for the start of the event #MapMyDay we improved the Wheelmap apps for iOS and Android. The IT developers of the Wheelmap briefly summarize what’s new.
MapMyDay 2016 promotes a “Tourism for All”
MapMyDay on September 27 – People worldwide are invited again to become part of the international mapping movement. This time, the campaign promotes more accessibility in tourism.
MapMyDay 2016 kicks off on World Tourism Day
After the huge success of the last MapMyDay in December 2015 we are calling on everyone near and far to mark places in their neighborhood on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, 2016.
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