|Country of Origin||Made in India|
|Dimensions||35 x 280 x 4 mm|
|Square Meter Ratio||44 strip per 1 square m|
|Type||SS Tactile Strip|
|Packaging||Steady and Printed Box and Carton|
Tactile paving (also called truncated domes, detectable warnings, Tactile Ground Surface Indicators, detectable warning surfaces is a system of textured ground surface indicators found on many footpaths, stairs and train station platforms to assist pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired. There are approximately 42 million blind or partially sighted people worldwide. A small proportion of those people have no sight at all. The remainder have varying degrees of residual vision which may enable them to function visually to different degrees.
Tactile paving is often bright/ shining, or another bright or contrasting colour to the surrounding area, which marks as a secondary warning to those who have poor vision.
- Tactile paving is typically square or rectangular in shape, and the tiles contain significant bumps on the surface, that are generally either circular or rectangular, and usually the circular bumps indicate ‘stop’, while the rectangular bumps signify ‘go’.
- Generally, tactile paving has various requirements and standards, regulated by each country, that determine the size, shape, colour, and distribution of the bumps, and their placement in relation to hazardous areas.
- Britain, Japan and Australia were among the countries that adopted tactile paving first, and the United States and Canada embraced the invention during the 1990s.
- Tactile paving is usually made of hard material like stainless steel, Brass or other durable substance, and the paving can be found on steps, transport platforms, footpaths, and in other areas, although the use of the tiles on steep slopes is not normally recommended.
- For general pedestrians, as well as the visually impaired, the issue of safety regarding tactile paving is often controversial, as the bumps can cause difficulties for those in wheelchairs, and sometimes the tiles are hazardous or can become slippery, although there have been efforts to reduce these issues.