BTS (Aust) Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSI's)
TGSI's provide people who are Blind or have Low Vision with a uniform system of tactile cues which are identified by their feet or walking cane. The system has been developed to provide both ‘Directional’ and ‘Hazard’ warning cues.
Braille Tactile Signs (Aust) is an established and experienced supplier of Tactile Ground Surface Indicator (TGSI) products including ceramic, polyurethane and stainless steel tiles, as well as individual metal and plastic flatback, and spigot and screw-in TGSI's in various colours. TGSI's are available in two forms, either in a ribbed format to provide “directional guidance” or in a studded format to provide “hazard warning”.
Why do we need to install TGSI's?
People with disabilities have the right to dignified, safe and independent access to buildings and other public facilities and services. As the population continues to age, it is estimated that the percentage of people with a degree of vision impairment will also grow significantly. The responsibility to cater for this segment of our population rests on those who design and build structures, in order to ensure a safe and easy access to public facilities.
Why are they available in different colours?
Up to 90% of people with vision impairment still retain some sight. For this reason, luminance contrast can play an important role. People with vision impairment use luminance contrast as well as tactile cues as a means of guidance.