It is mandatory that all toilets and other amenities for public use have braille and tactile signs.
For the visually impaired The Building Code of Australia (Clause D3.6) requires that Braille and Tactile signage be displayed on ALL sanitary facilities (other than private residences). Braille and Tactile signage is also required to indicate accessible routes, such as ramps or lifts for persons in wheelchairs. It is also required at non-accessible entries or lifts, to advise of accessible entries.
These signs are supplied with double-sided tape on reverse side and should be installed to a clean surface free of dust and debris. Remove paper cover from tape and apply firmly to wall. All signs with tactile lettering must be installed as follows.
- Signs must be located not less than 1200mm and not higher than 1600mm from the floor or ground surface.
- Signs with single lines of text must have the tactile characters not less than 1250mm and not higher than 1350mm from the floor or ground surface.
- Signs identifying rooms containing features or facilities must be located as follows:
- On the wall on the latch side of the door with leading edge between 50mm and 300mm from the architrave.
- In the event of insufficient latch side dimension, a sign may be placed on non-latch side of door.
- Where 3.1 or 3.2 is not possible, the sign may be placed on the door.
- Signs identifying paths of travel must be placed so they are located directly ahead in the direction of travel. Where one wall continues in the direction of travel and the other forms a corner, the sign must be placed on the continuing wall.