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Accessibility for mobility-impaired persons  ©

Blind and persons with very weak-vision

 Watchout for obstacles which cannot be sensed by a cane.

 Provide tactile warning

 Provide safety barriers

 Lighting is an important directional cue.

Linear lighting, as in the upper picture provides a good directional indication.
Staggered lighting (lower picture) is a bad indicator of direction.

 Provide well-lit warning indications.

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The above diagram(s) are Copyright material belonging to
Ingenieur-and-Architekten Verband (SIA), Zurich, Switzerland.
Schweiz Invaliden-Verband (SIV), Olten, Switzerland.

Please refer to IMPORTANT NOTES concerning the above diagrams and text.

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