Today is MapMyDay, a campaign raising awareness of barriers encountered. These include people with wheelchairs, walking aids and pushchairs.
The campaign uses http://wheelmap.org/ app and website to add accessibility information into OpenStreetMap.
Barriers affect many people: Elderly, children, families as well as those with disabilities. Stopping them from being able to access places taken for granted by most people. By mapping these barriers, the ‘MapMyDay’ campaign is starting a worldwide movement to call attention to these, with the intention of removing them.
Download the app from mapmyday.org. As you go about your day make a difference by recording if the places you visit are ‘fully’, ‘partially’ or ‘not wheelchair accessible’.
This post is also available in: Japanese
Looking around the website I found this PDF, which has some useful detail on how the WheelMap wheelchair accessibility classifications work: http://mapmyday.org/downloads/mapmyday_handout_en.pdf
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