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AUSSIE STARTUP LEADING THE WAY IN AIRPORT ACCESSIBILITY

Budapest International Airport has become the first in the world to allow blind and vision impaired travellers to navigate safely and independently on landside, thanks to unique Australian-developed technology from BindiMaps.


BindiMaps, Australia's largest provider of accessible wayfinding, empowers everyone, including those with vision impairment or who use a wheelchair, to independently navigate complicated spaces such as hospitals, office buildings, universities, shopping centres, and now airports.

BindiMaps was chosen as part of a worldwide tender under the extensive DANOVA project (Project co-founded by European Union Funds), an alliance of major European airports, seaports and train and bus hubs in the Danube region.

The aim of the DANOVA project is to improve the accessibility of airports, ports, train and bus stations for blind and partially sighted people, by developing a set of new services and competences, in order to allow them to have full access to all transportation information and services.

The BindiMaps app will guide passengers using accessible audio, text or map directions from arrival at the airport (whether by taxi/car or public transport), through to registration at the check-in counters to securitiy checkpoints, as well as the landside arrival areas..

The installation at Budapest International Airport changes the game for accessibility in significant transportation hubs by enabling people with disabilities to navigate the airport independently rather than relying solely on staff assistance and in-person services.

Co-Founder and CEO of BindiMaps, Dr Anna Wright, says, "We are thrilled and excited to partner with Budapest International Airport as part of the DANOVA project on this significant step forward for people with disabilities.

" We've always known how crucial it is that everyone can navigate complicated spaces independently, and the fact that we were chosen as part of a worldwide tender shows that other major organisations around the world are beginning to agree with us.

"It's also a major milestone for BindiMaps, representing the first step in our expansion into Europe and beyond."

Chris Dinsdale, the CEO of Budapest Airport said in connection with the project: “Budapest Airport is committed to promoting equal opportunities and pays special attention to the needs of passengers with disabilities. In addition to safety, a high-quality passenger experience is a top priority for the airport. When we talk about the passenger experience and improving passenger services, we naturally also think of blind and partially sighted passengers, whose orientation is greatly facilitated by the BindiMaps application, installed as part of the Danova project.”

The DANOVA project aims to improve the accessibility of airports, seaports, and train/bus in the Danube Region, led by Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, with partners including Budapest International Airport, Sarajevo International Airport, and Airports of Montenegro.

BindiMaps is a mobile app that uses audio, text and map navigation to provide people with directions in indoor locations such as shopping centres, office buildings and hospitals, as well as outdoor precincts where GPS is not as accurate.

The app is optimised for people with a disability - particularly people with a vision impairment and wheelchair users, who use intuitive, easy-to-follow audio directions and wheelchair routes to find their way around.

Key Points:

  • Budapest International Airport has installed BindiMaps, and takes another step towards accessible transportation for visually impaired passengers.

  • This installation forms part of the DANOVA project, which is focused on innovative services for people with vision impairment across crucial transport hubs and airports in Europe.

  • The app will guide passengers using accessible audio, text or map directions from arrival at the airport (whether by taxi/car or public transport) through registration at the check-in counters … to securitiy checkpoints, as well as the landside arrival areas..

  • Passengers can use BindiMaps on landside in T2 Arrivals, T2 Departures and the Mezzanine.

  • BindiMaps is a mobile app that uses accessible audio, text and map navigation to provide people with directions in indoor locations such as shopping centres, office buildings and hospitals, as well as outdoor precincts where GPS is not as accurate.


Key Facts:

  • Aussie startup leading the way in airport accessibility

  • BindiMaps, Australia's largest provider of accessible wayfinding, has been installed at Budapest International Airport as part of a major European accessibility project.

  • Budapest International Airport has installed BindiMaps, and takes another step towards accessible transportation for visually impaired passengers.

  • This installation forms part of the DANOVA project, which is focused on innovative services for people with vision impairment across crucial transport hubs and airports in Europe.

  • The app will guide passengers using accessible audio, text or map directions from arrival at the airport (whether by taxi/car or public transport) through registration at the check-in counters, to security checkpoints, as well as the landside arrival areas.

  • Passengers can use BindiMaps on landside in T2 Arrivals, T2 Departures and the Mezzanine.

  • BindiMaps is a mobile app that uses accessible audio, text and map navigation to provide people with directions in indoor locations such as shopping centres, office buildings and hospitals, as well as outdoor precincts where GPS is not as accurate.


About us:

BindiMaps is Australia’s leading accessible wayfinding app for people with low vision and blindness across Australia. It aims to provide inclusive, accessible, indoor wayfinding that helps everyone find their way through indoor spaces.

For further information on BindiMaps go to bindimaps.com

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