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
Number: ISO 23599:2012
Issuing Organisation: ISO
Country: International
Website: http://www.iso.org
Type: Standard
Issue Year: 2012
Forward Review Date: Not known
Availability: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=55867
Domains: Active and Healthy Ageing, Services
Fields: Assistive Technologies, Health and Well-being, Housing and Care Facilities
Intended Audience: Carers, Governmental and Public Sector bodies, Older People, 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: Not known
Comment: 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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