Smart BFA is all about inclusive mobility. By mapping commonly used barrier-free access (BFA) routes and connecting BFA users to one another, we help to create an inclusive environment where people of all ages and abilities can commute and interact with one another. This might help people with disabilities to gain better access to education, employment, recreation, transportation and housing. It mighy also help create local communities and special interest groups that come together and reduce social isolation.
The app is a real-time navigation system that allows users to find accurate and up-to-date point-to-point accessible route recommendations that are free of obstacles and barriers to mobility. By using the app, users passively contribute traffic, pavement and road data that are barrier-free. They can also share reports on obstacles, hazards or lift breakdowns along the way, helping other users who are in the vincity on which routes to avoid.