Name: Assistive products for blind and vision-impaired persons - Tactile walking surface indicators
Identifier: ISO 23599:2012
Issuing Organisation: ISO
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
Issue Year: 2012
Forward Review Date: Not known
Intended Audiences: Carers, Governmental and Public Sector Bodies, Older People, and Private Sector Bodies
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
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.