- Ribbellijnen: indicate Direction
- Noppen Tiles: Warning Tag
- Information Tiles / Rubber Tiles: Important point
- Natural guide lines
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, ??
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.
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.
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.