RSB hosts us for Adelaide Tech Fest

The Royal Society for the Blind in Adelaide held its Tech Fest in June and invited BindiMaps to map the venue and be one of the exhibitors.

Anna and Tony attended the event, and it was a great chance to showcase BindiMaps to the Adelaide community, including users and potential customers, and we are very grateful to the team at the RSB for giving us the opportunity.

Anna Wright from BindiMaps and Tony Starkey of the Royal Society for the Blind at the RSB’s Tech Fest in Adelaide.

Anna Wright from BindiMaps and Tony Starkey of the Royal Society for the Blind at the RSB’s Tech Fest in Adelaide.

The event was held over two levels in the beautiful National Wine Centre, which is part of the University of Adelaide. The building itself is unusual, which sweeping high bent steel and wooden beams that are reminiscent of the ribbing supports in a wooden ship.

But the building shape proved no problem for the BindiMaps app, which once again was able to guide users to individual exhibitor tables, even though they were only 1.8m long.

Attending the event were RSB ambassadors, singing artist Rachael Leahcar and blind surfer Derek Rabelo. Hearing these inspirational young people speak and sing was definitely one of the highlights.

Anna was very excited to win a Derek Rabelo surfboard at a silent auction for the event!

We’re now talking with many of the potential clients we met at Tech Fest, and we should be back in Adelaide in coming weeks to set up some new installations!

BindiMaps stars at Disability Expo

BindiMaps starred at the City of Sydney’s National Disability Expo at the Sydney Town Hall on May 22, Exhibiting at the event and BindiMapping the expo show floor for visitors.

There were 54 exhibitors displaying a range of products and services for those with disabilities and their supporters, and each exhibitor featured in the BindiMaps app.

This meant that for the first time, people who were blind or vision impaired could independently and safely find their way to any of the exhibitors on an expo show floor.

More than 700 people visitors saw the expo, with many, both vision impaired and sighted, using BindiMaps to find their way around in the Town Hall venue.

BindiMaps featured on the

BindiMaps was installed and fully operational on the morning of the event, and then all our beacons were safely taken down less than an hour after the expo finished.

Several team members spent the day demonstrating the app to visitors and encouraging downloads, and talking to several other exhibitors such as Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and NSW TAFE, who are partners or potential clients.

A very successful event indeed.

Tony explains how BindiMaps starred at the City of Sydney Disability Expo.

Merits for us at iAwards

BindiMaps won two Merit awards, in the Startup of the Year category and the Community Service Markets category at this year’s AIIA iAwards.

The Merits mean that BindiMaps will represent NSW in the National iAwards, to be held in August in Melbourne.

Anna Wright and Mladen Jovanovic receive the Merit Awards at the AIIA Awards.

Anna Wright and Mladen Jovanovic receive the Merit Awards at the AIIA Awards.

The AIIA awards are in the 26th year, and recognises innovation in Australian startups. They are run by the Australian Information Industry Association, Australia’s peak body and advocacy group for those in the ecosystem.