Want to get somewhere? First, look for this thing

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]