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Braille Sign - Wheelchair / Shower

Braille & Tactile Signs Standards


Signs produced by Metal Sign & Label are fully compliant with D3.6 of the building code of Australia and Australia/New Zealand Standards AS1428.1.

To install a sign produced by Metal Sign & Label in accordance with these standards follow these instructions: Braille Signs - Installation Instructions

Specification D3.6

1. Scope

This Specification sets out the requirements for the design and installation of Braille and tactile signage.

2. Braille & Tactile signage
2.1 Location of Braille & tactile signage

Signs including symbols, numbering and lettering must be designed and installed as follows:

(a) Signs must be located not less than 1200mm and not higher than 1600mm above the floor or ground surface.

(b) Signs with single lines of characters must have the line of tactile characters not less than 1250mm and not higher than 1350mm above the floor or ground surface.

(c) Signs identifying rooms containing features or facilities listed must be located :-

(i) on the wall on the latch side of the door with the leading edge of the sign located between 50mm and 300mm from the architrave; and
(ii) in the event of insufficient latch side dimension, a sign may be placed on the non latch side of the door; and
(iii) where (i) or (ii) is not possible, the sign may be placed on the door itself.

(d) Signs identifying paths of travel must be placed so they are located directly ahead in the direction of travel. Where one wall continues in the direction of travel and the other forms a corner, the sign must be placed on the continuing wall.