Approximately 5,000 locations in Vietnam have appeared on D.Map, an online map for disabled people, according to Australian Alumni in Vietnam.
Members of the Association of People with Disabilities of Can Tho City have attended the “Access and User Manual of D.Map” training course. After the course, they committed to update on D.Map app some 250 key projects of the state headquarters, cultural, sports and entertainment centers, supermarkets, schools, hospitals and other public venues in Ninh Kieu, Binh Thuy and Cai Rang districts.
Australia Alumni in Vietnam earlier supported the implementation of this project in HCMC and Dalat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. Up to now, Lam Dong has had 885 locations updated on the app.
D.Map, which is available on IOS and Android, provides a solution for people with disabilities to help them find usable and accessible places such as parks, public toilets, offices, hospitals, and shopping malls.
This project was initiated by Dr. Vo Thi Hoang Yen, one of two Australia Awards alumni with disabilities on Forbes’ list of 50 most influential women in 2019.
D.Map is one of many projects that have been funded or partially funded by the Australian Alumni Grant Fund.
According to a report on SGT