Barriers in public environments constantly prevent mobility-impaired people from free movement and participation. A narrow doorway here, a step there – that’s all it takes. Wheelmap looks like a very worthwhile project. It is an open and free online map for wheelchair-accessible places. It empowers users to share and access information on the wheelchair-accessibility of public places. Anyone can participate by tagging places.
Places that are not yet marked have a grey tag and can be quickly and easily marked by everyone. The crowdsourced information is free, easy to understand and can be shared with everyone.
Logged in users can upload photos to places or write comments to further describe the wheelchair accessibility of a place! This additional information makes it easy for mobility-impaired users to determine whether they can access the place or not.