Serbia’s first accessibility map

Image: Serbia’s first accessibility map

Serbia has officially published an accessibility map of the entire country, which provides real-time information on services available to all citizens in public buildings, offices, shops, cinemas, theatres and on public transport. The new geolocation software, which was initially only available on 3G mobile phones but can now also be used on a normal computer, helps people with various types of disability, as well as the elderly and people with mobility difficulties. The user first selects the desired location or the means of transport and the map then shows whether or not there are barriers, ramps, doors that facilitate wheelchair access or lifts, etc. The database is growing rapidly and currently contains more than 5,000 mapped objects from across the region.