'Wheelmap' is a New Accessibility App Designed for Wheelchair Users

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 11, 2015
References: itunes.apple & gizmodo
'Wheelmap' is a new accessibility app that helps wheelchair users easily navigate public spaces. Developed by the German non-profit organization 'SOZIALHELDEN e.V.,' the app features maps that will indicate the accessibility status of any location around the world.

The accessibility app is free to download for both Apple and Android users and is available in 22 different languages. The app works by rating public spaces on their wheelchair access with a traffic light-style grading system. If a space is labeled 'accessible,' it means that there are no steps required to enter the space. Places labeled 'limited accessibility,' refer to those with a maximum of one step required to enter. The app also has a feature that will track down wheelchair-accessible toilets.

For wheelchair users across the world, the Wheelmap app helps to make navigating public spaces just a little bit easier.