In buildings required to be accessible, braille & tactile signs must identify
More detailed information can be sourced about the Australian Building Code Board / National Construction Code Sections D3.6 and E4.5 from www.abcb.gov.au
Signage for an Ambulant Facility must be located on the door of the facility.
LH or RH Transfer? How do I tell?
The Australian Standards AS 1428. 1 state “Signs for unisex accessible facilities shall be provided with the letters LH or RH to indicate a left-hand or fight-hand transfer onto the WC plan.”
The illustration below show the signs that would be required for each facility.
Tactile text must be between minimum 15mm and maximum 55mm, except…
Please note that the text height is measured by a capital M.
Signs containing Braille and well as other components, eg tactile text & symbols are not GST free, see this link from the ATO.
Signs containing only Braille, (without non-braille components) are GST free, see this link from the ATO.
From February 2015 the Australian Building Codes Board will offer the NCC 2015 as a free download. See www.abcb.gov.au
The Australian Standards AS1428.1 is available for purchase from SAI Global.
Guidelines on application of the Premises Standards are available from The Australian Human Rights Commission.
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