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Patient creates online map for wheelchair users

Shared by Jo Roth on 2014-04-29 15:03

About the solution

The Wheelmap is an online map that allows users to share information about how accessible places are by wheelchair. It was launched in 2010, and more than 500,000 locations across the world have been mapped.

“Wheelmap 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. Like with Wikipedia, everyone can participate by tagging places”, says on the official website.

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.
Moreover, 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.”

Adapted from: https://wheelmap.org/

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Raúl Aguayo-Krauthausen was born in 1980, in Lima, Peru and lives in Germany. He suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) and is a wheelchair user. He developed the Wheelmap.

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