Tactiles Assist Individuals with Visual Impairments
Assisting individuals with visual impairments to navigate their way around spaces more efficiently, tactile indicators (TGSI’s) provide orientation and alerts for potential hazards and obstacles in the area. For those with visual impairment, luminous pointers on the ground can help guide them through their surrounds. Tactile indicators also support the blind through feet sensory detection.
Designed to Comply with Australian Standard 1428.4
Tactile indicators are available in two main types: warning and directional. Featuring stainless steel, plastic materials and ceramic finishes, TGSI’s act as a discrete guidance system. Furthermore, these products come in both individual and mat form varieties.
These products alert individuals of an upcoming hazard or obstacle. Including steps, stairs, ramps, escalators, railway or tramway platforms, bus stops and wharfs.
Directional tactiles are used to guide the visually impaired along a safe route, directional pointers are primarily installed as long rectangular strips along the surface and are widely used for public transport locations and street crossings.
Installed at over 1000 Projects across Australia.
In order to ensure commercial buildings are compliant with AS1428.4 standards for disabled access, Novaproducts installs premium products from the Tacalert range. This features a collection of products designed for application in both exterior and interior spaces. Our TacAlert tactiles have been installed at over 1000 projects across WA.
Currently available in our range is the Tacalert Individual’s collection – designed for optimal safety measures and adherence to building code requirements. Suitable for interior or exterior applications, these tactile indicators are perfect for new or existing structures. Alternatively, Tacalert PVC Tiles offer similar safety precautions to help provide assistance for the visually impaired. The oblique edge of these tactiles enables safe use and installation, effectively eliminating trips and falls.
Novaproducts boasts the largest range in 2017 of Tacalert PVC Tiles, with 21 vibrant colours available – find the perfect indicator to suit the look and feel of your space.
Get in Touch Today
If you’re interested in having tactiles or any of our other interior safety and protection products installed in your commercial space, Novaproducts can help you select the most appropriate option for your specific environment. Contact us on (08) 9455 2228 for more information.