Indicate if a special place can be used with wheelchairs.
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This Tag may be used to mark places or ways that are suitable to be used with a wheelchair and a person with a disability who uses another mobility device (like a walker). It should only be used if you are sure about it, this can either be because there's a special sign or because of personal experience/someone with a wheelchair told you. There are also a lot of other Tags that can help to determine if the way is suitable for wheelchairs.
Wheelchairs have full unrestricted access. Use this tag to mark a feature in the United States as compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- entry: stepless
- rooms: stepless
- toilet (if any): accessible and cabin is wide enough to fit a wheelchair next to the toilet
Wheelchairs have partial access (e.g some areas can be accessed and others not, areas requiring assistance by someone pushing up a steep gradient).
- entry: has a step but not higher than 7 cm / 3 inch ('width of a hand')
- rooms: the most important rooms are stepless
- toilet (if any): not accessible
Wheelchairs have no unrestricted access (e.g. stair only access).
- entry: has a step higher than 7 cm / 3 inch
- rooms: the important rooms are not accessible
- toilet (if any): not accessible
The way or area is designated or purpose built for wheelchairs (e.g. elevators designed for wheelchair access only). This is rarely used.
Note: There is currently no default value for wheelchair access. The wheelchair=no tag should be used to explicitly indicate a way is not accessible.
- if there are stairs and there is no ramp.
(Hint: Always think of heavy electric wheelchairs that can not pass any steps.)
- wheelchair=yes (if there is a high level kerb or all bus routes at all times have a ramp or lift.)
- wheelchair=limited (if some routes or at some times busses with ramps or lifts stop here. Give more information in the wheelchair:description=* tag.)
- if you have to ask for help or a key, or if not all theaters are reachable without steps. Give more information in the description key.
- wheelchair:description:en=also offer wheelchair-accessible guided tour
- wheelchair=yes (if these are fully equipped with handrail, no steps, wide door etc. Also use yes if you only need to ask for a key)
- wheelchair=limited (if the doors are wide and no steps)
- wheelchair=no (if doors are not at least 60cm wide, if there are steps, if there are narrow curves or other barriers)
- wheelchair:description:en=describe limits here
Please change the pictograms so they are not shaded to white.--Lulu-Ann 09:06, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
We could use and . --Driver2 20:49, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
- Much better, can we make the red cross out line wider? --Lulu-Ann 09:31, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
- Sure. Do you think thats enough? --Driver2 11:03, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
- Wheelchair Map project to show wheelchair accessibility information on a map (death in march 2013 ??)
- I will take care to fix it. The problem are too many entries... --Lulu-Ann (talk) 15:20, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
- wheelmap - wheelmap.org Who take only wheelchair=* and not capacity:disabled= another project to show wheelchair accessibility information on a map (in live in march 2013)
- Proposed features/DisabilityDescription - for adding descriptions of special relevance to disabled persons.
- Proposed features/Steps features
- Category:Walking Disability
- Approved features/wheelchair
- Wheelchair routing (for example mentions tags Key:incline, Key:surface, Key:smoothness and Key:width for tagging some physical way properties which could also be relevant for wheelchair accessibility) and the German project DE:Rollstuhlfahrer-Routing
- capacity:disabled provide capacity info for disabled people