Organize a mapping event

A group of 4 people are looking on a smartphone. 2 of them are sitting in a wheelchair.

Organize your own local mapping event! Engage people in your community and work with them to rate places for wheelchair accessibility.

Together, you can make sure that public places in your area are on the world’s largest wheelchair accessibility database. 

We support you with information about Wheelmap and provide assistance in planning and running your mapping event.

You can always organize a mapping event with your friends, colleagues, neighbors or (fellow) students. You can also join Wheelmap’s annual mapping campaigns with your mapping event. We usually organize a larger campaign in spring and fall.

Why a Mapping-Event?

The recommended procedure:

Intro (30-60 min)

Starting together helps clarify questions and get in the mood for the activity.

Activity: Rate places (2-4 h)

Alone or in small groups, participants evaluate places for wheelchair accessibility.

Closing (30-60 min)

At a final meeting, the joint success can be celebrated and experiences shared.

Organisation support

Anyone can organize and carry out a mapping event in their own city or region on their own responsibility. As supporting material we offer you a guide for the organization and a handout for the mappers with the Wheelmap mapping criteria. In addition, we will send you an envelope with Wheelmap flyers upon request. This way you can explain to interested passers-by and store owners what is.

At a glance

Possible everywhere

Whether national, regional or local - Wheelmap is translated into over 30 languages and can be used everywhere.

Easy to understand

Everyone can join in and help to rate places or upload pictures - no matter if you have a disability or not.

Group strength

Map alone or in small groups - raise awareness of accessibility, because it concerns us all.