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Tactile indicators are everywhere in the public environment: Vision impaired pedestrians rely on consistency for accurate interpretation of the cues provided by tactiles.
To maintain consistency, a number of factors need to be considered:. Tactiles need to be manufactured to precise specifications to achieve adequate prominence without causing a tripping hazard.
Tactiles must be installed with the correct spacing between each unit. Luminance contrast contributes to the efficacy of tactile indicators for visions impaired pedestrians.
Tactile Indicators – what you need to know – ABS West
The reason for this is that a large percentage of ad impaired people still retain partial vision and can detect the contrast provided by suitably coloured tactiles. Failure to consider the background colour could result in insufficient contrast. Refer to the luminance chart for selection details. An essential consideration when selecting tactile indicators is the level of slip resistance provided.
Wayfinding Standard AS 1428.4.2 including Accessible formats- released for public comment
Tactiles are often placed at hazardous locations such as zs and rail platforms, escalators, top of stairs and pedestrian crossings. Due to the nature of their application, tactile indicators need to withstand harsh conditions including constant foot traffic, heavy rolling loads, extreme UV levels and other natural elements such as 1428.44 and rain.
Choosing hard wearing, UV Stabilised Tactiles is essential to maintain appearance and functionality. Poor quality products suffer degradation over time.
Wayfinding Standard AS including Accessible formats- released for public comment
Worn surfaces and faded colours eventually render tactiles non-compliant. Contact ABS West for further information, or link to our tactile indicator product page.
Furthermore, the information provided is solely for 1482.4 purposes of TGSIs and is not related to the design, 14288.4 or formation ass stairs, handrails, ramps and accessible paths depicted therein. Product colours should be used as a guide only. Actual product colours can vary from the colour on your screen due to variations in monitor displays. ABS West has taken all reasonable care in producing the content contained in this website. However, ABS West will not be responsible to loss or damage arising from the use of this information.
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Tactile Indicators – what you need to know
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