Help those with impaired visibility identify hazards
The hazards normally sight people see can be a very real danger to the visually impaired.
Around the home, at work or even playing in the park can become a nightmare for those around us who are partially sighted. Step edges for example can be very difficult to judge. However with the fitting of high viz step nosings this problem is easily overcome. Not only does this nosing give great step edge definition but it is also Anti-Slip.
Tactile Dots & Directional Markers
Hazard identification for the visually impaired
in this photo Tactile dots have been used to indicate either a change in gradient or step / trip hazard, with Tactile bars directing the special needs person to the hazard.
As well as the Tactile dots and bars being installed indicating a hazard, this area has also had the hand rail painted bright Yellow, along with the installation of Yellow WizardGrip "Bare Foot Grade" step nosings, this area now offers great protection against slip/ trip accidents happening.
Uneven ground, ramps and edges
Change of terrain
Uneven ground such as the drain sump and gully in this photo are a real problem due to the undulation around the gully. The bright Yellow surround will bring this uneven surface to the pedestrians attention. For additional safety the paint used in this application is Anti-Slip.
Poles & posts
Eye level definition
With the application of bright Yellow tape around these posts and poles they are no longer a threat to the visually impaired. The different heights of the tapes allows for those who walk looking slightly down and forward, which is a very natural attitude.