first_imgImage Courtesy of WheelMate.comWheelMate helps wheelchair users find clean, accessible toilets and parking spaces.  When traveling from home, it can be challenging to plan a journey and WheelMate is designed to change that.Visit the website and simply type in your location. The web-based program then shows a map with icons for all the accessible parking spaces and toilets nearby.  Also available as a smartphone app, WheelMate gives you an instant overview of your nearest wheelchair-friendly toilets and parking spaces. WheelMate is powered by wheelchair users who add and verify every single location themselves, ensuring it works the way it should.This product originated in Europe, so currently, most of the locations that have been added are located Europe at the time this post was published.  Major cities in the United States have parking space and toilet locations added.WheelMate is designed by Coloplast, a product and service development company that makes life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. Working closely with the people who use their products, Coloplast creates solutions that are sensitive to a user’s special needs.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedTop 5 things to consider when designing an accessible bathroom for wheelchair users.June 11, 2014In “Independent Living”Assistive Services at Indianapolis Marion County Public LibraryOctober 13, 2010In “Services”Top 5 things to consider when designing an accessible kitchen for wheelchair users.June 4, 2014In “Independent Living”last_img