Guide Dogs Australia’s free digital hub, CatchUp, has launched a host of new features over the past few weeks to improve the connection between the visually impaired and blind community.
Striving to find creative ways to improve the user experience, CatchUp claims to have launched several digital hub updates following customer feedback, including a highly sought-after events feature.
“With the update, members can now find events of interest hosted by various vendors across the country. With options spanning categories such as sports, arts, education, and more, the feature update was welcomed as a comprehensive way to facilitate connection opportunities within the visually impaired and blind community. says Guide Dogs.
Earlier this year, Guide Dogs Australia launched CatchUp as an online community hub designed to foster connections, provide educational opportunities and provide support for those who are visually impaired or blind.
CatchUp members can access regular news articles in the hub, as well as what’s on community lists, social group chats, private and group messaging facilities, options profile customization, and more – with all the features designed to facilitate a premium experience for those with visual impairments or blindness.
Guide Dogs customer David signed up as a member of CatchUp earlier this year and described the hub as a space that “breaks some of the personal isolation of being blind”, providing the opportunity to “meet new like-minded people and maybe make a friend or two”.
Guide Dogs Australia states that as an organization that strives to provide the best experience, service and support for people who are visually impaired or blind, it is committed to improving the CatchUp platform for its members, with additional features such as a welcome tour to assist in locating key platform features now part of the Digital Hubs functionality.
“In an effort to enable even greater connections within the CatchUp community, Guide Dogs has also introduced member polls, as well as the ability to comment on articles and ‘like’ comments from other members” , says Guide Dog.
Guide Dogs Australia says the CatchUp digital hub is not just for Guide Dogs customers, but welcomes all members of the community, including families, friends, healthcare professionals and industry organisations. vision.
“Designed with the voice of its members in mind, the future of the platform will be shaped by customer feedback, requests and trends to help facilitate the best possible user experience,” Guide Dogs concluded.
For more information or to sign up for the free CatchUp hub, visit https://catchup.guidedogs.com.au/welcome/
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