The Importance of Accessibility in Shopping Centres

Snippet of BindiMaps app in action; with two screens on the image. The first screen on left shows map view to find directions- in the snipped the app is guiding the user to Shoe Emporium in Meadowland marketplace with notification on top mentioning, '!Careful: Escalators out of order.' The screen on right simultaneously shows how a user can enable audio prompts to get directions. The screens are placed on a red background.

People with a disability constitute a significant group of consumers. However, shopping centres may miss out on engaging these customers and providing an enjoyable shopping experience because of a lack of accessible indoor wayfinding and signage.

The ease of installing BindiMaps

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One of the biggest concerns when thinking about upgrading your building with digital maps or an accessible navigation system is, ‘How much time and involvement do I need from my team to get this up and running?

In this post we’re going to bust the myth that innovative technology – like digital mapping and navigation – must mean complicated, expensive and time consuming installations, and explain why a BindiMaps installation is done in less than 24 hours even for a large and complex space like a hospital or university.

BindiMaps partners with Five Faces to transform the healthcare customer experience

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BindiMaps has joined forces with Five Faces, leaders in digital and healthcare customer experiences.

The partnership between Five Faces and BindiMaps adds crucial indoor and outdoor navigation to consumer engagement solutions from Five Faces by integrating the BindiMaps wayfinding app into digital directories and healthcare appointment scheduling

A podlet with Dylan Alcott

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When Dylan Alcott OAM grabs you to record a podcast with him, you have to say yes!

Our wonderful Customer Success Manager Cassandra Embling popped into the ‘podlet’ studio to chat to Dylan on the NEC Creating Value series during Ability Fest last year.

How to help people with a disability evacuate during an emergency

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Are your evacuation plans accessible? As more people return to the workplace, and workforce participation from people with a disability is increasing, it is essential to ensure that people with a disability can evacuate your building quickly in an emergency.

Guide Dogs and BindiMaps boosts access at Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre

Beautifully lit photograph from a higher angle of the inside of Pacific Werribee shopping centre- glass diamond shaped ceiling panels and marble mozaic floor with people walking around shopping.

Press Release: Pacific Werribee shopping centre is now more accessible to Victorians with low vision or blindness following the installation of new wayfinding beacon technology, BindiMaps.  Guide Dogs Victoria has joined forces with BindiMaps, supported by Wyndham City Council to install new navigation technology at Pacific Werribee shopping centre, working to ensure the local Wyndham […]