The places I was able to visit become a map for someone else to use tomorrow.
Become a Bmaps supporter and work together to collect barrier-free information
About Bmaps
BeMap is a service where information about different spots can be shared for various users, including disabled, elderly, parents with a baby pushchair and foreigners.
Post information about a place you visited to help others prepare well for an outing.
A wide variety of people live in our society.
They all require different kinds of information.
Bmaps is a map service that shares information so that people can be out and about with peace of mind. It is a social project of a global scale.
Information that you gained while out and about is information that can assist diverse users to expand their range of possibilities.
What you can do with Bmaps
Review point(s)
You can post and search about how user-friendly a shop or a facility was.
Height of the entrance step
You can post and search about the number of steps at the entrance for wheelchair and baby pushchair users.
Different users have different ability to go over steps, so please be sure to share the number of steps there is.
By posting comments and photos, you can share information about a facility in more detail.
Facilities and characteristics
You can post or search equipments and characteristics of a facility, choosing from 19 items sought after most by various users.
Characteristics related to mobility and comfort
The establishment does not have any changes in level and visitors can move around smoothly.
Does not have too much noise or ambient sound, so you can relax and talk.
Passageways are spacious (approx. 80 cm wide) and easy to move around.
A sufficiently bright environment, ensuring safety when moving.
Facilities that support access
General car park
Car parking is available.
Elevators are available.
Priority car parking
Car parking with the wheelchair symbol is available.
Wheelchair-lending service
Wheelchair-lending service is available.
A toilet environment that offers peace of mind
Wheelchair-accessible toilets
Toilet facilities equipped with handrails and with ample space for wheelchair-access are available.
Ostomate-accessible toilets
Has toilets equipped with ostomate sink.
Facilities to please mums & dads
Nursing room
A space for mothers to breast feed is available.
Stroller-lending service
Stroller-lending service is available.
Can be used with peace of mind by a variety of people
Service-dog accessible
Service-dog-friendly space.
Credit cards accepted
Credit cards can be used to finalize your purchase.
Universally acceptable manners
Provides a service that is appropriate to a wide range of people including seniors and people with disabilities.
e-money accepted
e-money can be used to finalize your purchase.
Other convenient facilities
Power socket
Power sockets are available for use.
No smoking / separate smoking area
The entire area is non-smoking or a separate smoking area has been provided.
Public Wi-Fi
Public Wi-Fi is available for use.
How to use Bmaps
Tap the spot you want to post about on map screen.
Tap the review button on spot screen.
Post your spot review, comments, photos, height of entrance step, facilities and characteristics of the place.
Tap applicable features on facility/characterstics screen.
You can register new spots.
Tap the spot you want to post about on map screen.
Type keywords. You can also search by category.
Results will be shown on the map.
Convenient search system
'Specify' screen allows you to narrow down your search results.
You can also specify according to the poster's physical characteristics.
Other features
Spot Rankings
Results can be sorted according to the number of review points.
User rankings
You can check your B coin ranking.
B coins can be obtained by posting about a spot. Your ranking will go up if you post more barrier-free information.
City & ward competition
This feature allows towns to compete how many posts they received. You can use it to check which municipalities have more posts regarding their barrier-free efforts.
Bmaps's Cup
This feature allows users to collaborate and post barrier-free information and other topics, then compete how many posts each spot acquires.
The kind of society Bmaps is creating
The Bmaps app is being developed
as a project to make barrier-free
information a reality.
With Bmaps, create a society in which anyone can be out and about with peace of mind
The “information barrier” is a problem that requires a solution for people with disabilities, seniors, people using strollers, and others who feel uneasy about moving around.
Bmaps aims to for its users to work together to collect barrier-free information on all manner of locations, including accommodation facilities and food & beverage establishments.
Let’s work together to create a service where everyone can easily check whether they’ll be able to visit the place they’re hoping to, and to create a society where all sorts of people can feel happy while they’re out and about.
Toshiya Kakiuchi, Mirairo Inc.
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