Background and Facts

(Last update: July 2022)



Wheelmap is a map for finding and rating wheelchair accessible places. On 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, 3,2 million 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 the map can easily be used with smartphones.

Sozialhelden – the NGO behind Wheelmap

Wheelmap is an initiative of the nonprofit organization SOZIALHELDEN. Its team of activists has been developing creative projects which call attention to social problems and offer practical solutions since 2004. They also developed other projects based on Wheelmap, such as Accesibility.Cloud or You can find more information at