Solutions with Wheelmap Pro

Photo of the social heros and other people from Toronto. The social hero Holger explains something on a laptop to those present.

Wheelmap Pro is based on the proven Wheelmap technology and is suitable for cities and municipalities, companies, as well as associations and organizations. 

Since 2010, Wheelmap has focused on collecting essential information that is important for people with limited mobility. With Wheelmap Pro, it is now possible to collect further information on accessibility. We use more than 180 different evaluation criteria from which you can compile your individual online map for accessible places according to your needs.

The advantages of Wheelmap Pro

Low development costs

No need to develop your own expensive app and still get an individualized online map for accessible places – based on a long-standing and largely accessible application.

Individual criteria & branding

Customized accessibility criteria and level of detail of information, as well as custom branding and menu.

Full data sovereignty

Self-determine how location information is collected: Whether via crowd-sourcing or by trained personnel – collect data in your preferred way.

In addition, you will receive access to the Mapping Event Planner, a tool that allows you to plan, execute and evaluate mapping actions.

Wheelmap Pro for cities and municipalities

  • Get your own app with your own name and branding.
  • Advanced OpenData approach and citizen participation.
  • You can choose from over 180 accessibility criteria to set your own focus for mapping.
  • Already collected location information can also be integrated (e.g. the addresses and accessibility information of all public buildings).
  • The application is available in 33 languages.
    It meets a high accessibility standard (2 out of 3 stars according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 of W3C).
  • The data source collected by you is displayed with the reference to your organization in the Wheelmap, thus additionally pointing to your application.
    Ongoing support.

Wheelmap Pro for organizations  

  • Get your own app with your own name and logo.
    Technology-based engagement opportunity without the need for IT expertise.
  • You can choose from over 180 accessibility criteria to set your own focus for mapping.
    Millions of locations are already available and only need to be evaluated for wheelchair accessibility.
  • The application is available in 33 languages.
    It also complies with a high accessibility standard (according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 by W3C).
  • You can keep track of the mapping progress during the event and see the results of your participants directly afterwards.
  • Playful competition character.
  • The results are immediately visible and available in their own map section.
  • The collected data source is displayed on the Wheelmap with a reference to your organization and the commitment of the mapping is recognized in this way.

Wheelmap Pro for Business

  • You get your own app for branding with company name and logo.
  • The database is freely selectable.
  • Your list of existing data sets can be integrated, e.g. the addresses and accessibility information of your branches or subsidiaries.
  • You can choose from over 180 accessibility criteria to set your own focus for mapping.
  • Playful competitive character with teambuilding effect.
  • The results are immediately visible and available in your own map section.
  • The data source collected in this way is displayed in the Wheelmap with a reference to your organization and the commitment of the mapping is given extra credit in this way.
  • The application is available in 33 languages.
  • It also meets a high accessibility standard (according to W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0).
  • Onboarding training and ongoing support.

Background – Why mapping as a crowdsourcing approach?    

Which publicly accessible places are barrier-free and which are not? Corresponding information is hard to find and still the common mapping services do not offer a solution. That was the reason why the social heroines developed Wheelmap.org in 2010. In the meantime, more than 1,200,000 places have been evaluated worldwide with the help of the crowdsourcing strategy.

Photo of a wheelchair ramp infront of a house entrance.

We have received numerous awards for this in recent years. At the same time, other non-profit organizations around the world had a similar idea. This led us to develop an exchange format – Accessibility Cloud – which now serves as a backend to bring together already over 130 other data sources. The datasets provide over 1.5 million information on places and their accessibility. 

Photo of a blind woman with assistance dog and a woman in a wheelchair in a city center

Interested in an individual online map for accesible places?     

Contact us if you are interested in the offered solution and want to be among the first to use Wheelmap Pro. We will provide you with more information as needed and keep you updated. Write Alan Piatek at [email protected]