Have your fingers ever brushed the sign next to a public toilet door or lingered over the buttons on a lift control panel to feel their raised bumps? This is braille, the alphabet for people with vision impairment, and it helps them find their way. But have you wondered how a blind person knows where the lifts or toilets are?
HCF Health Agenda
Facility Perspectives is a industry magazine which is the leading resource for facilities management in Australasia. The December issue in which BindiMaps is featured is Diversity and Inclusion: New Pathways to Engineering.
Facility Perspectives – Vol 12 No. 4
BanjoMaps: A new app for the visually impaired
Ever found yourself frustrated with finding the nearest exit or bathroom in a shopping centre? BanjoMaps to the rescue! BanjoMaps uses beacon technology to allow visually impaired users to find services within closed spaces like train stations or university campuses.
2ser Breakfast Interview
Navigation made easy through new app to help the vision-impaired
Being blind, apps such as trip planners and GPS maps help her navigate the city and stay organised – and then there’s her trusty guide dog Toby.
Nadia Daly – ABC News
Aussie startup BanjoMaps is the Google Maps for indoor spaces
“BanjoMaps will make all of our lives more convenient; no more wandering around shopping centres looking for the loos – it will be all in your phone,” she said.
Alison Cheung – Commercial Real Estate
Australian startup BindiMaps is revolutionising the way people who are blind or vision impaired experience large, indoor spaces with an app that provides navigation in indoor locations, like shopping centres.
Shopping Centre News
Ben Moxey, who is vision impaired and uses a white cane, had the opportunity to test BindiMaps at the shopping centre during its installation. “Information is power. It’s been great to experience the way an app like BindiMaps provides additional information about the environment I’m moving through”
The Adelaide Central Market Authority is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) for the launch of BindiMaps, a free smartphone app that will change the way vision impaired customers navigate through the Market.
Adelaide Central Market
In a Victorian-first, ISPT is helping to break down the barriers experienced by those who are blind or visually-impaired at Barkley Square. Making mobility safer and easier for all, the centre has recently introduced new technology system, BindiMaps.
Shopping Centre News
Startup founders and their visitors who are blind or vision impaired will now have much better access to the Sydney Startup Hub, thanks to the installation of BindiMaps in the building. BindiMaps, an Australian startup, is providing property owners and managers with a radically better way of helping the vision impaired navigate indoor buildings and public spaces.
The Sydney Startup Hub
Today we are chatting with Mladen Jovanovic from BindiMaps. We cover off on the 5 W’s; who he is, what he does, why he does it, where BindiMaps is at and when will the world be ready to embrace this technology.
Darrin Johnson speaks about BindiMaps and the recent installation at the Adelaide Central Markets. “The Adelaide Central Markets now becomes the first venue in South Australia to have this technology installed”
RSB & Adelaide Central Markets
To help the vision impaired gain independence and feel confident in these areas, specialists from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT helped develop the world’s first internationally-approved standard for accessible audio navigation, BindiMaps.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Bindimaps helps users navigate educational institutions, hospitals and other complex buildings. It is targeted at people with vision impairment, but possible applications are immense.
Christina Gerakiteys – Newcastle Herald
The neighbourhood shopping centre, which is owned by ISPT and anchored by Coles, Woolworths and Kmart, has worked with technology company BindiMaps to provide visitors with voice-guided navigation to its stores, elevators and bathrooms.
Heather McIlvaine – Inside Retail
Have you ever wandered into a large shopping centre and been overwhelmed trying to find your way around or perhaps, more pressingly, locate the loo? Well, for one in four Aussies that task is made all the more difficult by having some degree of vision impairment.
Warren Davies – 102.7FM 3RRR Digital
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