Public comment now open on Wayfinding, particularly for those who are vision impaired

theatreStandards Australia has released the standard on wayfinding available for public comment until the 18 January 2016. 

Wayfinding within the built environment is an activity that affects everyone in a community.  AS 1428.4.2 specifies the minimum wayfinding design requirements to enable pedestrians particularly those who are blind or vision impaired to enter, to leave and to navigate within premises in a safe and independent manner.

The standard can be used by building designers, access professionals, facility managers, specifiers, developers and regulators.

Vision Australia projects that the aging of Australia’s population is expected to see the number of people with vision impairment grow substantially over the next 25 years.

CFA representative Eleanor Sumner is on the Technical Committee ME-064 Access for people with disabilities which prepared the standard.

CFA provides volunteer representatives on Standards Australia Technical Committees as part of the CFA Standards Project; if you are interested in finding out more about the Project and/or becoming a volunteer CFA Standards Representative please contact the Standards Coordinator

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