Free Guider launched www.freeguider.com and the mobile app "Accessible Life HK" in 2014, allowing wheelchair users and people with different needs to access a wealth of accessibility information for outings. In 2017, Free Guider was certified by SIE Fund to support the development of accessible mobile apps. Covering over 800 attractions and more than 5,000 restaurants, Free Guider is now the largest and most comprehensive accessibility information platform in Hong Kong. Members can share their first-hand experiences and help improve and update the comprehensive accessibility information on the platforms.
By collaborating with various universities, rehabilitation associations and caring companies to organize various outings, workshops and visits, we aim to raise public awareness of the needs of disabled people and to promote a barrier-free HK.
Free Guider has a team of experienced wheelchair and accessibility inspectors who rate barrier-free facilities according to their accessibility for those in need. We have held many obstacle-free travel tours which have received media exposure and been reported on AM730, the Economic Daily, HK01, Yahoo and the University of Hong Kong (English newspaper). Thanks to more than 30 rehabilitation organizations, such as the SKH, Hong Kong PHAB Association, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, Hong Kong Rehabilitation Power and Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, all the latest and most reliable rehabilitation information is on the go.
Through the online platform www.freeguider.com and the mobile app "Accessible Life HK", we provide the latest information including the rehabilitation news and accessibility ratings for various barrier-free facilities for those in need. Our wheelchair and accessibility inspectors have assessed more than 800 shopping malls, schools, restaurants, parks and major tourist attractions in Hong Kong, empowering wheelchair users and people with different needs to break down barriers and create a barrier-free society.
The Free Guider platform information is updated daily. New sections such us friendly restaurants, barrier-free facilities overview, inclusive art and a practical wheelchair encyclopedia have been added in the upgraded version. In addition to browsing user comments, members can also leave comments, rate relevant places and share personal experiences to ensure the most up-to-date content. Our one-stop app’s outing guide supports customized search and GPS location tracking to provide real-time traffic news and related support services.
Free Guider organizes a range of regular travel activities to encourage members to actively plan outings. We aim to open up new opportunities in the barrier-free market, promote a friendly environment and create a barrier-free society.