Wheelmap info for the press

Background and Facts Wheelmap Wheelmap is a map for finding and rating wheelchair accessible places. On www.wheelmap.org people from all over the world can find and add places to the map – and rate their wheelchair accessibility by using a traffic light system. The map, which has been available since 2010, helps wheelchair users and people with mobility impairments to plan their day more effectively. Currently, more than 750,000 cafés, libraries, swimming pools, and many more public places can be found on the map. More than 300 new entries are added on a daily basis. A free Wheelmap app is also available for mobile devices so that the map can easily be used with smartphones. Wheelmap is an initiative of the nonprofit organiziation SOZIALHELDEN. Its team of young activists has been developing creative projects which call attention to social problems and offer practical solutions since 2004. You can find more information at www.sozialhelden.de. Facts …about Wheelmap www.wheelmap.org and the corresponding app went online in 2010 As of now, more than 750,000 places have been marked, the majority are “fully wheelchair-accessible” Every day approximately 300 new entries are added www.wheelmap.org is a worldwide map, but approximately one third of the places which have been added so far are in Germany Wheelmap is available in 24 languages, among them Arabic, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, Turkish, Korean,...

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