What are those white, narrow contour lines and tiles on the street?

sh1z0 02-02-2018 Auto
The streets are occasionally white, narrow ribbellijnen with relief tiles and tiles with half balls. These are tactile guide paths which are very handy mobility aid for the visually impaired. This gives anyone with visual impairment - depending on the type of tile - a message: the direction, a warning or an important point. On these lines must be no obstructions.
  • Ribbellijnen: indicate Direction
  • Noppen Tiles: Warning Tag
  • Information Tiles / Rubber Tiles: Important point
  • Natural guide lines

Ribbellijnen: indicate Direction

A visually impaired person by guide knows exactly in which direction he goes. This gives him a great help in the orientation so that he goes to a particular destination safely. The tiles are heard and felt as he walks about. A blind or visually impaired person is to be detected perfectly capable of other material, for example, nubs tiles. Guiding course, are not going anywhere; they are only in places where it is required.
In the production of the tiles makes the production sure that the distance between the ribbellijnen is exactly right so that the shoe sole bend. The width of a ribbellijn is approximately ten millimeters. The distance between two ribbellijnen is sixty millimeters. Ideally, there are ten ribbellijnen next to each other which then results in a distance of two feet. The average step is thirty centimeters. Due to the larger width of the ribbellijn this is always to find, even when a person comes close to the line of the side. In other words, there is not possible to "accidentally" to run over it. The construction of these lines is precision; this must be done correctly because crooked or broken lines lead someone to the wrong side. In addition, the tiles are manufactured safely:
  • tripping is not possible
  • the sprain of the ankle is in principle not possible
  • the tiles are not smooth
  • the tiles are no problem for a walker, ??

Construction drawings
The guide lines must be no obstructions, and moreover they make logical detours because nobody wants prefer. In terms of design and connect them up to the environment and cause no trouble either to other users of the space. Moreover, the lines should be just right and accurate coverage. Therefore, in principle, it develops real plans. The approved plans then end up at the working men who put them into public areas or on the street.
Obstructions ribbellijnen!
Many people are not aware that obstacles guiding mean enormous danger for people with visual impairments. As are regular bicycles, trash cans, chairs and other obstacles on these lines. Injuries are possible when someone walks collision.
In the Netherlands, consult this TG Lining. They produce along with various kinds of guiding also sound tiles and other markings.

Noppen Tiles: Warning Tag

Also, there are tiles with studs, so-called studs tiles, which are to be found in, for example, a crosswalk. About guiding someone walks safely. in certain places, it is not safe to just walk. It would require studded tiles. These are, as it were warning signs that indicate that something is changing. If left and right are also studded tiles, a blind or visually impaired person knows that there is a crossing for him. The message behind studded tiles for the blind or visually impaired person is therefore always stop and be careful.

Information Tiles / Rubber Tiles: Important point

These rubber tiles, preferably in yellow color, provide information on an important point and positioned in such as a bus or tram stop or the entrance of a building.

Natural guide lines

By means of a number of tricks, so-called natural guide lines, a blind or visually impaired person can find its way. On the street there are many clues that tell someone how he finds his route. A hedge, a grass strip or wall are some examples of natural guide lines remains a person with his / her white cane follow for example to go to the mall. In other words: The environment helps someone blind or visually impaired to find their destination.
Guide lines and embossed tiles information and offer significant added value to the visually impaired. These significantly increase the security, independence and mobility for the target audience. Therefore it is recommended not to place obstacles on the lines.