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.


Press Photos

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

IncLOOsive! The campaign starting on World Toilet Day 2019

...because toilets are for everyone.Wheelmap.org is asking everyone to get involved with the campaign "incLOOsive!" which will be taking place from November 19, World Toilet Day, to December 3, the International Day of People with Disabilities.The situation: For...

Yeah! The new Wheelmap App is out!

Finally ready for downloading in the Google Play and iTunes Stores: The Wheelmap app for Android and iOS is available with a snazzy new user interface.

“Booking Cares” – Booking.com employees map places for Wheelmap.org in Berlin

As part of the Booking Cares Volunteer programme, a group of Booking.com employees participated in a mapping walk of the main tourist hotspots in Berlin to check on the wheelchair accessibility of the city’s most important sites and the surrounding neighbourhoods.

Wheelmap ambassadors – activists for accessibility

More than 30 Wheelmap ambassadors are involved around the world in order to promote Wheelmap.org and raise public awareness for wheelchair accessibility. The team of Wheelmap recently started an ambassador training program to introduce volunteers to all activities attached to the ambassador role. Joining in and getting started is possible at any time.

The beta version of the new Wheelmap is online!

The Wheelmap is getting a new design and better usability in the browser. It is already available for users in a beta version. The map offers several improvements and more clarity!

New Possibilities for Mapping Communities – Virtual Street Views and Machine Learning

Wheelmap relies on the local knowledge of many to provide data on the wheelchair accessibility of public places. But there are other approaches to mapping, too: The Project Sidewalk in the U.S., for example, uses the photos of Google Street View to identify barriers for wheelchair drivers.

Wheelmap PRO – the advantages and functions of the app created for your mapping needs

Wheelmap Pro will make more than 150 different accessibility criteria available from which you can put together your own mapping web app – according to your requirements.

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.

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.

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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