Adelaide Central Market launches BindiMaps
The Adelaide Central Market Authority is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) for the launch of BindiMaps, a free smartphone app that will change the way vision impaired customers navigate through the Market. The Market is the first retail environment in South Australia to offer the new technology that locates users precisely in indoor spaces and guides them to their destination. The program uses a simple audio system to describe where users are and what’s around them, finding the best way to get to their chosen destination.
Adelaide Central Market Authority General Manager Jodie Kannane said the partnership was an incredibly exciting project, improving the accessibility, independence and safe travel for customers and the Market community alike. “Our partnership with the Royal Society for the Blind and BindiMaps will mean vision impaired South Australians will have a better customer experience with the help of an effective wayfinding system,” Ms Kannane said. “We are very excited to improve the accessibility of our Market and give more people the opportunity to visit.”
The Royal Society for the Blind Executive Manager, Marketing & Fundraising Darrin Johnson said the RSB assists Australians living with vision impairment to participate independently in the community. “There is an estimated 20,000 people living in South Australia with profound vision loss and this number is rising with an ageing population,” Mr Johnson said. “The BindiMaps app will enable people with vision loss, from profound to minor, to move freely around the Market.”
BindiMaps is available to download for free through the App Store and is available for use within the Adelaide Central Market.