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    ZAB logo, colourful circles with the words „Accessibility Services"
    eine grafische Darstellung des UniMaps-Logos auf dem Lageplan der Uni Bielefeld
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Smartphones which displays a navigation with UniMaps.

Route Planning

UniMaps offers room-to-room navigation within the different University buildings as well as the outdoor areas between them. It is possible to avoid various barriers on the route, such as stairs, by adjusting individual settings. This makes accessible navigation possible, as does the possibility of reporting accessibility problems such as defective lifts directly from the app to the building management.

Smartphone which shows the person search with UniMaps.

Room and person search

UniMaps offers a person and room search. When entering data, matching persons and rooms are automatically suggested. When a person is found, the person's office is automatically added. This allows you to navigate directly to the person or find out where the office is located.

Smartphone which shows the Mensa menu in UniMaps.

Integration of other services

UniMaps not only includes navigation aids, but also contains many functions that are useful in everyday student life. On the one hand, it integrates the menus of the various Studierendenwerk institutions, and on the other, the live tram timetable.

Smartphone showing the linking function in UniMaps with which a self-selected name can be linked to a room.


UniMaps offers various options that users can customise to suit their needs. In addition to the route options, this also includes the possibility of creating links for direct navigation.

Logo des W3C-Konsortiums welches eine WCAG Konfirmität nach Level AA ausweist.

BITV/WCAG compliant

UniMaps is fully compliant with BITV NRW and WCAG 2.1.

Word cloud with different words related to UniMaps such as small, offline or fast.

Small, performant on all available devices

UniMaps is 80% smaller than average navigation apps, can be installed on over 99% of smartphones currently in use and is performant enough to run on older smartphones. Moreover, no internet connection is necessary, as the app can be used offline.

Other features

  • Location and additional information by scanning QR codes
  • Sharing of locations and routes / creation of a link for sharing
  • Toilet selection by gender (m, w, all-gender) and/or accessible
  • Low-detail map view selectable
  • Simple user interface with help overlay
  • Support of many different languages
  • And much more

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