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Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Impact, Resilience and Innovation

December 21, 2023

2023 has been a big year for BindiMaps, our users, community and clients!  As we wrap up this remarkable year, we are excited to share our key highlights of this year with you all.

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Sunshine Coast Airport first airport in Australia to install BindiMaps - improving accessibility for all passengers

October 24, 2023

Sunshine Coast Airport (SCA) has become Australia’s first airport to install BindiMaps in a bid to help its 1.62 million annual passengers seamlessly navigate its facilities and become one of Australia’s most accessible airports.

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Celebrating Accessibility Champions: 5 Minutes with…Michael from Treasury Wine Estates

September 20, 2023

Meet Michael Perry, the Disability Employee Resource Group Lead-ANZ and Enterprise Application Manager of Treasury Wine Estates. We dive into his role, what a typical day is like, and how BindiMaps is helping him and his company achieve their diversity and accessibility goals!

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Celebrating Accessibility Champions: 5 Minutes with...Tami from St Vincent's Hospital Sydney!

June 28, 2023

Meet Tami Ebner, the Diversity and Literacy Health Coordinator at St. Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. We dive into her role, what a typical day is like, and why BindiMaps is helping her achieve her diversity and accessibility goals!

BindiMaps on the Global Stage Celebrating World Summit Awards Win

June 5, 2023

We are excited to share that we have won the esteemed WSA (World Summit Awards) for our amazing digital solution. Our team's relentless dedication and innovative approach have paid off, putting us at the top in the digital world. The 17th WSA Global Congress in Puebla, Mexico, celebrate remarkable accomplishments in using digital technology to tackle the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

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Accessible wayfinding at the Australian Open

January 18, 2023

Did you hear? We are mapping the biggest sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, 'The Australian Open', for the second year in row!

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BindiMaps announced as World Summit Awards 2022 Winner

December 2, 2022

We are thrilled to announce we have been selected as a World Summit Awards Winner in the Smart Settlements & Urbanisation category!

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The Importance of Accessibility in Shopping Centres

November 30, 2022

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.

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BindiMaps is at Budapest International Airport in major European accessibility project

November 1, 2022

Budapest International Airport has become the first in the world to enable blind and vision impaired travellers to navigate independently, thanks to BindiMaps.

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The ease of installing BindiMaps

September 17, 2022

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.

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BindiMaps partners with Five Faces to transform the healthcare customer experience

August 15, 2022

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

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A podlet with Dylan Alcott

July 27, 2022

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.

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Sydney Disability Expo'22 is BindiMapped!

July 25, 2022

We're excited to be partnering with Sydney Disability Expo'2022, to provide digital navigation services during the program. Disability expo is Australia's largest program that brings the disabled community together in a face-to-face environment, and we're beyond thrilled to have the expo Bindimapped. - This means 100% accessibility!

BindiMaps on The List: Top 100 Innovators 2022 (The Australian)

July 19, 2022

We are incredibly proud that BindiMaps and our co-founders have been recognised on The Australian Top 100 Innovators List! The list celebrates and highlights future-focused leaders and companies that put Australia on the map as an innovative nation and we're beyond thrilled to be one of them!

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How to help people with a disability evacuate during an emergency

June 30, 2022

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.

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Three reasons why indoor navigation is changing the retail experience

April 14, 2022

Shopping centres are increasingly becoming larger and more complex. Information kiosks and physical signage give shoppers a general idea of location, but they lack the detail of being able to guide consumers every step of the way to the store.

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Want to get somewhere? First, look for this thing

December 12, 2021
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BindiMaps partners with Ability Fest- Australia's completely inclusive music festival-to boost accessibility through digital way-finding

November 12, 2021

BindiMaps is partnering with Ability Fest, Australia’s completely inclusive music festival, to provide digital navigation during the event, making the festival even more accessible for people with a disability.

How we give you the right directions when you need them

November 10, 2021

One thing that makes BindiMaps so powerful for our users with vision impairment is the years we have spent developing our Navigation Language Framework (NLF)- the rules and systems we use for issuing spoken directions to users.

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Guide Dogs and BindiMaps boosts access at Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre

November 1, 2021
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Tactiles and Braille won’t solve Sunshine Coast Hospital’s $5m problem

October 19, 2021

Creating truly accessible hospitals needs to go beyond adding tactiles and braille signage. Digital wayfinding is inclusive, empowering and inexpensive.

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Spotlight On... Dr Thanassis Boulis, Principal Systems Architect at BindiMaps

September 29, 2021

Meet Principal Systems Architect, Dr Athanassios (Thanassis) Boulis! Thanassis is responsible for the complex system design of BindiMaps, and the development of our localisation and navigation algorithms.

Spotlight On...John-Ross Barresi, National Locations Manager at BindiMaps

September 23, 2021

Meet John-Ross (JR) Barresi, our National Locations Manager. JR manages all the BindiMaps supported locations in Australia, including setting them up and maintaining them. This means he is often out at shopping centres, office buildings or hospitals getting the spaces ready for the BindiMaps navigation system to do its thing.

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Spotlight On...Joash Chong, Senior Developer at BindiMaps

September 21, 2021

Meet Joash Chong, Senior Developer at BindiMaps. Prior to joining us at BindiMaps, Joash worked at a global last-mile delivery and logistics company, where he focused on designing the vehicle routing algorithms that helped drivers deliver as efficiently as possible. 

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Spotlight On… Leethu Mathai, Mobile Developer at BindiMaps

September 13, 2021

Meet Leethu Mathai, who develops and manages BindiMaps’ iOS mobile app. Leethu is a very experienced mobile developer and most of her 9+ years’ experience has been in developing applications for corporate and industrial clients in insurance, energy and banking.

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Spotlight On... Keith Urquhart, Senior Software Engineer at BindiMaps

September 8, 2021
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September 2, 2021

SBC Accelerator concludes with demo day

August 26, 2021

The technology behind BindiMaps

July 19, 2021

Welcome Nina, our new Head of Marketing!

July 15, 2021

Taking to the Skies with Cora

July 8, 2021

Vicinity Centres says BindiMaps highlights the importance of exploring inclusiveness

July 8, 2021

We've just hired Australia's most experienced expert in planning and managing indoor navigation

June 30, 2021

“And she’s buying an accessible ramp to Heaven...”

June 11, 2021

Little Miss Understood

April 19, 2021

The Tail of Cass and Cora

April 9, 2021

Newcastle Museum is BindiMapped

March 28, 2021

Second KPMG office goes live

March 28, 2021

Maps or audio? You choose!

March 28, 2021

Disability expos Australia-wide to be BindiMapped

March 28, 2021

Cane versus canine

March 24, 2021

The importance of accessibility

February 9, 2021

Foundations of Independent Travel

February 2, 2021

The First Step — Introduction

January 25, 2021

New feature takes BindiMaps outdoors!

December 1, 2020

BindiMaps: Revolutionary, Legendary

November 29, 2020

Melbourne Sports Centres is BindiMapped

August 31, 2020

Android app is live

August 31, 2020

We arrive in Southern Highlands

August 19, 2020

Our first hospital installation goes live

August 19, 2020

Bindylitics is here

August 19, 2020

Wayfinding upgrade for National Library

August 19, 2020

We map our first school

June 18, 2020

“Why doesn’t every shopping centre have it?” - Smart Company

June 18, 2020

Commercial Building Wesley Place gets BindiMaps treatment

June 18, 2020

Media goes wild for Bindi in Rockhampton

June 18, 2020

Vision Australia's Melbourne Head office is BindiMapped

June 17, 2020

Wayfinding touch-screens can spread COVID-19. BindiMaps has a solution

May 11, 2020

BindiMaps and COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Stockland Traralgon is BindiMapped

April 28, 2020

Stockland Rockhampton Shopping Centre joins BindiMaps

April 28, 2020

BindiMaps 2.0 is launched: and it's faster and better

April 28, 2020

Android BindiMaps coming soon

April 28, 2020

Shock finding! Sighted people need wayfinding too

December 10, 2019

Melbourne Disability Expo is our third this year

December 9, 2019

We move into TAFE NSW

December 9, 2019

We were all over Cebit 2019

December 9, 2019

We make news with our first Qld shopping centre launch

December 9, 2019

Massive expo at Sydney Showground BindiMapped

October 23, 2019

Wow! Look at our new-look app!

October 23, 2019

Big Day Out at Stockland Wetherill Park

October 23, 2019

Three locations in SA now

October 4, 2019

New Location: Camberwell Place Shopping Centre Melbourne

October 4, 2019

New Location: Yarra Trams Melbourne

October 4, 2019

New Location: Adelaide Central market

August 25, 2019

Mladen stars at Melbourne Entrepreneurship Gala

August 22, 2019

Anna is a finalist in Women's Agenda Leadership Awards

August 19, 2019

New Location: Griffith University Queensland

August 19, 2019

Sydney Startup Hub installs BindiMaps

August 19, 2019

Business Circle demos BindiMaps at AMP Building

June 30, 2019

Anna mentors with Pacific women

June 30, 2019

Melbourne Shopping Centre BindiMapped

June 30, 2019

RSB hosts us for Adelaide Tech Fest

June 30, 2019

BindiMaps stars at Disability Expo

June 30, 2019

CEO Anna makes global connections.

May 13, 2019

We're expanding to Victoria!

May 13, 2019

Successful Trial at Prime Minister and Cabinet Office

May 9, 2019

Vision Australia NSW Head Office BindiMapped

May 9, 2019

Merits for us at iAwards

May 5, 2019

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