A group of SAP employees took part in the software giant’s “month of service” and mapped the wheelchair accessibility of places in Heidelberg. Together with members of the GIScience group of Heidelberg University they added more than 100 new locations to the online map Wheelmap.org, providing local and visiting wheelchair users with valuable information on getting around the picturesque town. Read more here.
On Monday 24th October, students pursuing an Occupational Therapy degree at Miguel Hernández University tagged the wheelchair accessibility of their campus in Elche, Spain.
Before beginning the mapping party, members of the CAP4access team from the Elche city council and Polibienestar Research Institute at the University of Valencia, explained the project and the tools to be used for gathering and sharing information about the accessibility of public spaces. Continue reading Mapping Miguel Hernández University
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, which focussed on accessible tourism this year, another worldwide “MapMyDay” mapathon was carried out. This time the goal was to gather information on the wheelchair accessibility of tourist spots near and far. Because as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared: “On this World Tourism Day, let us recognize that all people can and should be able to participate in tourism and enjoy unforgettable travel experiences.” Continue reading Mapping Accessibility in Thessaloniki