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.

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… Leethu Mathai, Mobile Developer at BindiMaps

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Meet Leethu Mathai, who develops and manages BindiMaps’ iOS mobile app.

Leethu is a very experienced mobile developer and most of her 9+ years’ experience has been in developing applications for corporate and industrial clients in insurance, energy and banking.

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 […]

The First Step — Introduction

Hi, welcome, come in. This is Cora, she’s my guide dog. I have a cat too, his name is Magic, I adopted him from a cat lounge. Can I make you a tea or coffee? Yes, I can manage boiling water safely. No, I don’t need to put my finger in your cup to know […]