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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The Wheelmap Logo


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

Wheelmap.org: Our field trip to Toronto

In September the team of Wheelmap.org was in Toronto. We met the Canadian Abilities Foundation, students, and activists of the disability right movement. And of course, we were out and about and took a little mapping tour in Old Town.

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What’s up with Inclusion in Canada? Wheelmap goes Toronto!

Excitement is brewing for a Sozialhelden field trip: the Wheelmap.org and Leidmedien.de project teams are traveling to Canada in order to prepare a MapMyDay campaign and to learn about the Canadian approach to inclusion in a different cultural context.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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