Want to get somewhere? First, look for this thing

Image of an information kiosk screen with the words 'Press side button for audio assistance' written in english and then there is braille underneath

When I look at different wayfinding and navigation systems for people with vision impairment, one thing that stands out to me is the number of systems that require their users to “look around” and find a thing that holds the directions. That is, in order to use the system, the first thing you need to […]

How we give you the right directions when you need them

Two blind women walking amongst fresh fruit at a market. One woman is using a cane, wearing a light blue shirt, with dark hair and a black skirt. The other women is a little younger with curly, flowing blonde hair. She is walking with her guide dog and looking down at her phone using the BindiMaps app.

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.

The technology behind BindiMaps

BindiMaps is a mobile app available for Android and iOS devices, that provides localisation and wayfinding for users in indoor and outdoor spaces, and is especially useful where GPS doesn’t work well.  Although the system can be used by anyone, BindiMaps is optimised for users with vision impairment. It operates using smart audio directions to […]

New feature takes BindiMaps outdoors!

We’ve always been about helping users make their way in indoor spaces. However, we are taking that to the next level with our new feature, Precincts, which takes our detailed, accurate, accessible, common-sense navigation system and brings it outside, to support navigation around BindiMaps locations. Precincts is supported now on our iOS and Android apps, […]