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.

A podlet with Dylan Alcott

Photograph of Dylan Alcott, a young man wearing a dark beanie smiling at the camera and giving a thumbs up. On the right we have Cass, her blonde hair is tied up, and she has a lovely smile. Behind them you can see the bright green grass of the festival grounds.

When Dylan Alcott OAM grabs you to record a podcast with him, you have to say yes!

Our wonderful Customer Success Manager Cassandra Embling popped into the ‘podlet’ studio to chat to Dylan on the NEC Creating Value series during Ability Fest last year.

Sydney Disability Expo’22 is BindiMapped!

BindiMaps team at disability expo, with a banner behind saying, "The Fastest way from A to b".

We’re excited to be partnering with Sydney Disability Expo’2022, to provide digital navigation services during the program.
Disability expo is Australia’s largest program that brings the disabled community together in a face-to-face environment, and we’re beyond thrilled to have the expo Bindimapped. – This means 100% accessibility!

How to help people with a disability evacuate during an emergency

Colourful graphic image featuring a photograph in the middle of three people in an office. The man in the middle is in a wheelchair, he has short dark and is wearing a white tshirt and jeans. The woman to his right has dark skin, short curly hair and is wearing a light grey dress and black boots. The woman on the left is in a blu dress and has short brown hair and is light skinned. The photograph is set on a gradient background which goes from navy to a reddish pink hue.

Are your evacuation plans accessible? As more people return to the workplace, and workforce participation from people with a disability is increasing, it is essential to ensure that people with a disability can evacuate your building quickly in an emergency.

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]