Braille Signs are required in all new or refurbished public buildings requiring a building permit as part of the Disability Discrimination Act. The basic requirements for Braille Signage are set out in the Australian Standards
1428 – Design for Access & mobility
1428.1 Part 1 – General Requirements for Access in New Building Works
1428.2 Part 2 – Building & Facilities Enhanced & Additional Requirements
1428.3 Part 3 – Requirements for Children & Adolescents with Physical Disabilities
1428.5 Part 5 – Communication for People who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired
1428.4.1 Part 4.1 – Wayfinding for the Vision Impaired
The Australian Building Codes Board also set out specifications for design & installation of Braille Tactile signs in NCC D3.6.
The requirements for Braille Signs set out by both Standards Australia & the Australian Building Codes can be a heavy read, our team at Braille Sign Supplies will be happy to assist you with any concerns you might have interpreting these standards.