Guide Dogs Australia has added a host of new features to CatchUp, its free digital hub that aims to enhance connection amongst the low vision and blind community.
Launched in early 2022, CatchUp was designed to foster connections, provide education opportunities, and offer support for people with low vision or blindness. CatchUp members can use the hub to access regular news articles, as well as listings for what’s on in the community, social group discussions, private and group messaging facilities, profile personalisation options, and more. All features are designed to facilitate a premium experience for people with low vision or blindness.
All features are designed to facilitate a premium experience for people with low vision or blindness
The latest updates have been designed in response to client feedback and include a highly sought-after events feature, enabling members to find events of interest hosted by various providers across the country. With options spanning categories such as sport, the arts, education, and more, the feature update has been welcomed as a comprehensive way to facilitate connection opportunities within the low vision and blind community.
A welcome tour has been added to help members locate the platform’s top features; and member polls, as well as the ability to comment on articles and ‘like’ comments from other members, has been introduced to facilitate further engagement.
Guide Dogs’ clients as well as families, friends, health professionals and vision industry organisations are welcome to access the CatchUp digital hub. Designed with the voice of its members in mind, the future of the platform will be shaped by client feedback, requests, and trends to help facilitate the best possible user experience.