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.

BindiMaps on The List: Top 100 Innovators 2022 (The Australian)

We are incredibly proud that BindiMaps and our co-founders have been recognised on The Australian Top 100 Innovators List!
The list celebrates and highlights future-focused leaders and companies that put Australia on the map as an innovative nation and we’re beyond thrilled to be one of them!