We wanted to make society a more inclusive place for all, particularly those with mental and physical disabilities that face more everyday barriers than most.
What it does
Our application meant for the use of people living with disabilities, giving them the ability to rate food and drink, tourist and lifestyle places they have visited. When rating a location, the app will ask a series of questions based on the disabilities the user reports themselves as living with.
How we built it
It's 100% in Java, although we hoped to extend it to more platforms in the future.
Challenges we ran into
Some challenges we encountered included:
- which disabilities we should cater for and how the app should handle them
- how an able-bodied team could properly emphasise with the disabled
- making the app public and able to be edited by anyone
- preventing abuse from those who are not disabled
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Some achievements we are proud of are:
- having a simple, easy-to-use user interface
- providing a meaningful extension from normal review and rate applications
- allowing people living with disabilities access to peer reviews
What we learned
Creating a seemingly simple application requires much more work than we thought. Also, thinking of ideas is hard.
What's next for AccessRate
Extending the application further to a more widely used platform, such as a mobile app or webpage.
Credit to HostPapa.com for the cover image