A commercial project will require braille and tactile signs throughout a development. These signs are costly, and the access standards can be confusing and difficult to understand in terms of the required symbols, lettering and braille required.

From Access Central’s experience, quite often the signs specified for a project can be incorrect, with non-compliant symbols and wording. When Access Central are engaged to review designs we can check the signage schedules for compliance.

This usually occurs during the Tender or Construction Documentation stage of the project.

We also recommend that a Signage Schedule is prepared in conjunction with a marked-up set of floor plans identifying each sign type. This will allow Access Central to confirm each location has the correct signage.