MapMyday - Get Out and Map Accessibility Wherever You Are on 3rd December
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With the campaign “MapMyDay” the German NGO, Sozialhelden, and the World Health Organization (WHO) call upon people around the world to take part in a collective mapping event. Everyone can use Wheelmap to share their knowledge about the wheelchair accessibility of places in their daily lives.
With the campaign “MapMyDay”, kicking off on 3rd December 2015, the German NGO, Sozialhelden, and the World Health Organization (WHO) call upon people around the world to take part in a collective mapping event.
Everyone can use Wheelmap to share their knowledge about the wheelchair accessibility of places in their daily lives.
What is Wheelmap?
Similar to Wikipedia, Wheelmap is a cooperative online project. The information on the map comes from its users, who add the markings and entries.
Anyone can contribute on the website Wheelmap.org or in the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone (Windows 10) apps.
Just select a place on the map that is marked “grey” or “unknown” and mark it as fully, partially or not wheelchair accessible.
Wheelmap uses Open Street Map to maintain data about local places all over the world. You do not have to register to rate a place for accessibility but users who are registered with Open Street Map can add new places, comments and upload photos.
The wheelchair accessibility of places on Wheelmap is rated with colours, using a simple traffic light system, Red, Amber and Green. The accessibility of a place is rated separately from the accessibility of a toilet on the premises. Rating wheelchair accessibility of a place also provides useful access information for people with pushchairs, strollers other mobility aids and even travellers with suitcases.
Already Wheelmap has registered wheelchair access for almost 600,000 places worldwide.
On 3rd December 2015, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an invitation is extended to everyone to get involved in the global MapMyDay event to increase the number of mapped places.
Full information, downloads and directions for downloading the mapping apps can be found at the campaign website: MapMyDay
Watch the Wheelmap Video about MapMyDay on YouTube.
ENAT is an Official Partner of the Wheelmap MapMyDay Campaign