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Assistive products for blind and vision-impaired persons – Tactile walking surface indicators

Name: Assistive products for blind and vision-impaired persons - Tactile walking surface indicators

Identifier: ISO 23599:2012

Issuing Organisation: ISO

Country: International

Language: English

Organization website (opens in new window): https://www.iso.org/

Link to standard (opens in new window): http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=55867

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Type: Standard

Issue Year: 2012

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Assistive Technologies  Health and Wellbeing  Housing and Care Facilities 

Intended Audiences: Carers, Governmental and Public Sector Bodies, Older People, and Private Sector Bodies

Abstract:

This International Standard provides product specifications for tactile walking surface indicators (TWSIs) and recommendations for their installation in order to assist in the safe and independent mobility of blind or vision-impaired persons. This International Standard specifies two types of TWSIs: attention patterns and guiding patterns. Both types can be used indoors and outdoors throughout the built environment where there are insufficient cues for way-finding, or at specific hazards.

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: High

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: Not known

Comments:

Some countries have adopted other designs of TWSIs based on the consolidated findings of science, technology and experience, ensuring that they can be detected and distinguished by most users. National standards, regulations and guidelines governed by national legislation specify where TWSIs are to be used. This International Standard is not intended to replace requirements and recommendations contained in such national standards, regulations or guidelines.

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