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Should Ireland be taking Australia's lead developing Acesssible Wayfinding and Signage Standards?

It is sometimes hard to specifiy what types of signage should be provided on approach to a building and within the building itself. Although section 1.6.3 of TGD M 2010 does provide information on signage it is still unclear to what extent accessible signage should be provided and to what extent the signs should be designed to. This can present a problem when trying to sign off on a building to demonstrate that it has met the requirements of Part M.

Given that the guidance in TGD M 2010 provides limited information on the accessibility of signage, it would be approapiate for Ireland to follow the Australians lead and develop detailed standards on how to make signage accessible for all users regardless of their age, size of disability.

For further details in relation to Standard Australia's work on the development of their new Wayfinding standard click here.

Alternatively, if you need further information on the design of accessible signage or wayfinding, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on 01-4151285 or e-mail [email protected].