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.

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 […]

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

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.

Spotlight On…Joash Chong, Senior Developer at BindiMaps

Charming illustration of a young man, looking out into the distance. He has dark short hair, and is wearing a dark shirt with a grey and black hoodie over it.

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. 

A day in the driver’s seat

Cass, a young woman is sitting on a Harley motorbike. She is smiling and it is a lovely sunny day. She is wearing a kick-ass biker jacket, jeans and black shiny helmet, and she looks cool as. Behind her is a parked car and lush greenery.

“A little left” said Tony in that same calm tone I had grown used to over the past twenty minutes. In that time, we had become a well-oiled machine. Tony carefully directing me around Sandown Park, and me following his every word intently. “A little right, a little more, more more more…” the car juddered […]