Spotlight On… Keith Urquhart, Senior Software Engineer at BindiMaps

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Meet Keith Urquhart, Senior Software Engineer at BindiMaps. Before BindiMaps, Keith was the CTO of a global last-mile delivery and logistics company. Starting from early startup stage, Keith built and managed a scalable platform that eventually sent thousands of delivery drivers in more than 50 countries exactly where they needed to go when they needed […]

SBC Accelerator concludes with demo day

CEO Anna Wright and COO Mladen Jovanovic pitched to investors and major sports facilities this week at the Startup Bootcamp Sports and EventTech Accelerator demo day.  The accelerator is sponsored by some of Australia’s largest sporting stadiums and sports organisations, including Cricket Australia, the Australian Grand Prix and Netball Australia and aims to showcase and […]

Taking to the Skies with Cora

As I have previously shared, one of the best parts of guide dog mobility for me is the sense of freedom, confidence and independence it brings. When this extends to brand new destinations, it is something special. I love seeing Cora flourish in totally new places. Having her stop perfectly at a kerb on an […]

Little Miss Understood

by Cass Embling Welcome back! While my last post was quite sweet and light-hearted, this one is probably going to be a little heavier and hopefully more thought-provoking. For quite some time now, I have wanted to share some of the assumptions, biases and misconceptions we often face in our day-to-day lives as people who […]

The Tail of Cass and Cora

Well well well, here we are. I have been promising that I would tell you more about my guide dog Cora, and the time has finally arrived. I am also going to share more about guide dog mobility in general too. In Australia, the breed that is most commonly trained to be guide dogs is […]

Newcastle Museum is BindiMapped

Newcastle Museum in NSW is the latest cultural institution to be BindiMapped.  Funded by the City of Newcastle in NSW, the Museum collects, preserves and interprets objects and stories for and about Newcastle.  Exhibits include a gallery focused on the area’s coal mining history, details of famous and successful Novacastrians, an original Model T Ford […]

Second KPMG office goes live

KPMG Canberra is our second KPMG office to be BindiMapped, after the firm’s Sydney home in Barangaroo.  The Canberra office includes three floors and a range of spaces including meeting rooms, casual gathering areas, pop-in pop-out rooms and eating areas, all of which are now findable quickly and easily using BindiMaps.  KPMG has a strong […]

Maps or audio? You choose!

We’re famous for our simple audio wayfinding navigation, perfect for users with vision impairment. But what if you prefer your directions with maps?  Well, now BindiMaps lets you choose! Just tell us whether you prefer maps or audio, and you’ll get the experience that suits you. You can choose when you first download the app, […]

Disability expos Australia-wide to be BindiMapped

For the first time, disability expos around the country will be totally accessible to people with vision impairment, thanks to a partnership between BindiMaps and expo organisers Social Impact Institute. Inside the expos, BindiMaps will provide accurate navigation and guidance to all individual exhibitor booths in the space, as well as to bathrooms, information desks, […]

Cane versus canine

By Cass Embling As I have explained in an earlier post, canes and guide dogs are both primary mobility aids. This means that someone who is blind would usually rely on one or other of these to get around. In this post, I am going to delve into why someone would choose a cane over […]