StepSolve Australia supply and install Tactile Indicators for projects Australia wide.
StepSolve’s architectural Tactile Ground Surface Indicators are available in austenitic 316 stainless steel, UV stable polymer and in porcelain. They provide safe, effective cues for the vision impaired and are designed for installation on a range of surfaces in both internal and external public access areas.
All StepSolve tactiles meet the required safety standards for the Building Code of Australia (BCA), Australian and New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS:1428) and The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
Our Tactile Indicators Product Range:
What are Tactile Indicators?
Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSIs) provide the vision impaired with a uniform system of tactile cues. This innovative system has been developed by global regulatory authorities to provide both directional and hazard warnings. Tactile indicators are available in two main forms:
- ribbed to provide directional guidance
- studded to provide a hazard warning
Directional tactiles are used to help the vision impaired find their way to tram and bus stops, pedestrian crossings etc. Tactile studs are used to warn of surface changes such as:
- railway platforms
- pedestrian crossings etc
Why do buildings and public areas need Tactile Indicators?
People with vision impairment have the right to dignified, safe and independent access to buildings and other public areas. It is the responsibility of those who design and build structures to provide safe, easy access to public spaces. The use of Tactile Indicators and other forms of tactile cues in all new building environments, is regulated by:
- The National Construction Code, Australian and New Zealand Standards (AAS1428 – 2009 Design for access and mobility)
- The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA
Why are tactile indicators available in different colours?
A large proportion of people with vision impairment still retain some sight, so it is important to provide luminance. Luminance contrast can also be used to indicate the path of travel. For example, the use of contrasting stair treads on stair cases can indicate the exact location of each step. The AS1428 – 2009 Design for access and mobility and the Australian / New Zealand Standards require a minimum luminance contrast of 30% in both wet and dry conditions.
StepSolve’s Tactile Indicators
StepSolve’s tactile indicators provide safe, effective cues for the vision impaired, and are designed for installation on a range of surfaces in both internal and external public access areas. Our architectural tactile ground surface indicators provide long lasting, stable performance, and are available in:
- Austentic 316 Stainless Steel Tactiles
- UV Stable Polymer (or Plastic) Tactiles
- Porcelain (or Ceramic) Tactiles
StepSolve’s tactiles meet the required safety standards outlines by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), Australian and New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS:1428) and The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).