The Importance of Accessibility in Shopping Centres

Snippet of BindiMaps app in action; with two screens on the image. The first screen on left shows map view to find directions- in the snipped the app is guiding the user to Shoe Emporium in Meadowland marketplace with notification on top mentioning, '!Careful: Escalators out of order.' The screen on right simultaneously shows how a user can enable audio prompts to get directions. The screens are placed on a red background.

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.

The ease of installing BindiMaps

Graphic showing a red background, and colourful graphics. It shows a illustrated BindiMaps app in a hand and a photo of a man installing BindiMaps on a ceiling.

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.

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 […]

Vicinity Centres says BindiMaps highlights the importance of exploring inclusiveness

We’ve just received the following positive testimonial in a video interview with Nick Irvine, GM of Business Development, Energy and Media Partnerships for Australian retail property manager Vicinity Centres. Vicinity Centres is one of Australia’s leading retail property groups with a fully integrated asset management platform and $23 billion in retail assets under management across […]

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

Did that fall a little flat? I am not a natural musician, so I will stick to writing blogs and leave the song lyrics to Led Zeppelin and other sharp musical types. And on that note, welcome to another edition of Cass’s contemplations! This post is going to have a serious tone again, but I […]