Anna Wright’s BindiMaps mobile app has unlocked a whole new world for people with vision impairment by removing the barriers to mobility.

BindiMaps transforms the way people with vision impairment navigate complex indoor spaces.  The mobile app employs Bluetooth technology to locate a network of Bluetooth beacons combined with mapping and a route-guidance system to ensure people with vision impairment can move around safely. 

In the past 12 months, Anna has not only secured $1million in seed capital and support from Guide Dogs, but she has also been nominated for Australian of the Year.

“In running BindiMaps I have successfully highlighted a problem that many visual people have never thought of – how does a person who is blind know where the Braille sign is?”

Anna said that the BindiMaps technology gives people with vision impairment more confidence and independence as they navigate through complex indoor spaces such as shopping centres and airports.  The app also provides vision-impaired people with real-time information on hazard warnings and evacuation procedures.

“We empower people with vision impairment to navigate their world.” Read more

Rebecca Thacker - Dynamic Business - 15 Feb 2019


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