Tactile Indicators – In the day and age of accessibility, there is a requirement to take greater care of people who have challenges with vision impairment.
Tactile Indicators assist people with visual impairments with a system of tactile cues that assists them with identifying directional and hazard warnings.
In layman’s terms, they are usually a surface of raised dots to assist the vision impaired user that there is about to be a change in the surface to say, “hey there’s a step here or a ramp, etc”.
Attributes of Tactile Indicators
Besides the physical differences of size and thickness, the best tactile indicators also need to have a colour contrast for visually impaired people. There are different types of blindness, for some people the change of a colour contrasts can help people greatly in them identifying surface changes.
Where do you use Tactile Indicators?
Ground and floor surfaces are the perfect place to help people with tactile cues using tactile indicators.
Situations where this could occur are:
- The top and bottom of a stair case,
- Floors where a step changes a level,
- Ramp Gradients,
- Pedestrian Crossings,
- Railway Platforms,
- Elevator or Lift Entrances.
gripACTion has several tactile indicator products available:
- Individual 316 Stainless Steel tactile indicators of varying styles
- 316 Stainless Steel plates with 72 welded tactile indicators
- Self-Adhesive peel and stick tactile pads
- Individual plastic tactile indicators in a variety of colours
To find out more about how we can assist, phone gripACTion today on 0402 353 812 or fill in the contact form here.