How to use the app

Bruno Mahfuz

Download the Wheelguide App

Rate the accessibility of places you visit and help millions with mobility difficulties.

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In 2016, we launched the Wheelguide app, a free and collaborative tool for consulting and rating accessibility. So, as a wheelchair user, Wheelguide founder’s biggest motivation for building the platform was: to save on frustrations stemming from a lack of accessibility information.

“A simple trip to the bakery can be frustrating when you come across a flight of stairs at the entrance”

Bruno Mahfuz

Through the App, anyone, disabled or not, can report the accessibility level of the places they visit, so that this information is available to the whole society. Proof of this is that 85% of users who rate the app are volunteers without disabilities. 

After tree years of operations, the app has information about locations in over 1,000 cities in 100 countries and was chosen in the World Summit Awards 2016, organized by the UN as the best initiative for accessibility and inclusion.

In 2018, the App received another international recognition from ITU as the best accessibility app in the Americas.

How to review the places in Wheelguide app?

The questions below will be asked in the Wheelguide app, which are displayed according to the type of establishment being evaluated (restaurant, hotel, residential building, etc.). Here are some tips for answering these questions.

First we want to know your general perception of the place! Do you consider this place accessible?

This is the overall assessment of the establishment, considering all aspects from its evaluator’s point of view. 

A person with limited mobility can easily and autonomously frequent the place: park, enter, move around, go to the bathroom.

A person with limited mobility needs help with some activity. Example: There is a step at the entrance; Very steep access ramp.

It is very difficult or unfeasible for a person with mobility difficulties to attend the place. Example: There is no reserved parking space or parking space; wheelchair inaccessible bathroom; etc.

The next questions should be assessed with the faces: 

The person with disability does the activity without any help.

The person with disability does the activity with some help.

The person with disabilities does not do the activity even with help.

Is there parking space for handicapped and/or valet parking? What to note: • There is valet service There is a clipboard next to the vacancy There is a reserved place marked by signs or paint on the floor Is it difficult to use the parking space (eg: the floor is sloping)? Is the entrance appropriate for people with limited mobility? What to note: Is there a lowered guide? • Is there a step or staircase? • Is there a ramp? How is the slope? • Is there a lift or lift platform? Is internal circulation appropriate? What to note: • Are there steps or ladders between the rooms? • Do the doors have a width of at least 1 meter? • Is there space between tables or aisles for wheelchair circulation? • Is the place too crowded? Is there counter/table with appropriate height for wheelchairs? What to note: • Are the tables tall for standing? • Is it possible to position the wheelchair on the table? • Do table feet disrupt wheelchair placement? 
Is there an accessible bathroom? What to note: • Is the cabin free to use? • Are there any steps to enter the bathroom? • Are there any barriers to entry into the adapted cab? • There is an adapted cabin with bars and chair maneuvering space. Is there family bathroom or baby changing room? What to note: • Has changing table (usually in the ladies’ room).  Are there rooms for people with disabilities? What to note: • Is the path to the room barrier-free? • Is the door width at least 1 meter? • Is it possible for the wheelchair to enter the bathroom? • Does the bathroom have bars and room to maneuver? Got an electricity generator? What to note: • If there is a power outage, can the person with walking difficulties get out? Write your evaluation on this location. What to note: Write information that helps complement the assessment. For example: • ““Low circulation space” • “Sloped ramp” • “Stairway entrance without lift platform” • “I had difficulties, but the waiters were very kind and helped”

Download the Wheelguide App

Rate the accessibility of places you visit and help millions with mobility difficulties.

locais com acessibilidade
locais com acessibilidade

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