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

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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!

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

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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. 

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 […]