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


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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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.

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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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Organize a Mapping Event or your own #MapMyDay

“MapMyDay” is the campaign name used for mapping events around the world during which new places are marked on Wheelmap. Become part of this campaign with your local mapping event! Together with others you can see to it that the public places in your city or town...
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Tips for wheelchair users visiting Berlin

There are just as many sightseeing tips for Berlin as there are rumors about Berlin’s new international airport BER. So, how about a collection of tips of what to do and see in our beautiful capital for people who are mobility impaired? We asked two true...
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Become a Wheelmap Ambassador

Would you like to become active for improving accessibility? Then become a Wheelmap Ambassador! Here you can find some suggestions on what you can do as an Ambassador. But of course, if you have your own ideas about how you can get involved, we look forward to hearing...
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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...
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Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Information

The world leader in travel guides, Lonely Planet, has put out a guide of online resources from around the world that provide travel information for people with disabilities. Travelers who are deaf or hard of hearing, vision impaired or who use a wheelchair will find...
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