ISPT’s Barkly Square installs new technology for blind and vision-impaired
In a Victorian-first, Barkly Square has introduced a new technology system to assist blind and visually-impaired visitors. The technology, called BindiMaps, provides voice-guided navigation to stores, elevators and bathrooms, providing accessibility for blind or low-vision people and giving them the freedom to safely and independently navigate the centre.
Rosemary Condron-Calic, National Portfolio Manager for Retail Services says
“ISPT is a big supporter of BindiMaps and we’re thrilled to have this new technology at Barkly Square. By offering this initiative in our centre we can create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our visitors and local community, which is a key part our Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.”
BindiMaps is available to anyone with a smartphone, adding an extra layer of convenience and helping new visitors to Barkly Square feel comfortable. The app is currently available through the Apple App Store, and will soon be available for Android devices.