Monday, 17 September 2012

Out and about all over the world



'World travel' by Susie Mallett, August 2012



Green, amber or red lights for people with motor disorders

I just received a newsletter, via the Association for Conductors working in Germany, from DVfR, Deutsche Vereinigung für Rehabilitation (German Union for Rehabilitation) –


I was immediately attracted to one link in particular –


This is a world map that aims to show wheelchair accessible places all over the world.

It is a work in progress and it is possible for users to add to the information by using the traffic-light method to categorise the degree of accessibility.

The map is the work of – the ‘Socialhelden’ (Social heroes) – 


It is hoped that this world map will assist people with physical difficulties to travel both locally and further afield.

It is a brilliant idea and I hope that people all over the world start filling in the green, amber and red lights that should make each step into the big wide world easier for everybody who needs that little bit of extra help and consideration!

It is well worth taking a closer look at the Socialhelden site too –


Notes

DVfR, Deutsche Vereinigung für Rehabilitation (German Union for Rehabilitation) – 




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