At Aura, we consistently look for improved and innovative ways of supplying signage to the disability market. We are experts at identifying and assessing your company’s needs for custom tactile and braille signs in your business. We can conduct a site survey and evaluate your signage for compliance to your local ordinances. Compliance is key first and foremost in our business with all Braille signage meeting the F8/AS1 safety standards. Aura is recognised as a recommended supplier of Braille and tactile signage to the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind. Our disability signs can be manufactured using various materials, this means we have the flexibility and equipment to suit your needs. Our disability signage has unsurpassed durability and can be cleaned easily to remove graffiti. It is also resistant to degradation of all kinds, providing solutions that will serve their purpose with style well into the future.
THE BRAILLE PROCESS
Tactile embossed characters of between 1mm to 1.5mm in thickness, set in a contrasting colour to its background, greatly improve signage legibility. All interior and exterior signs should in turn contrast with the surface on which they are mounted to remain fully compliant.
Braille comprises a number of raised dots that create recognisable characters. It should be used in conjunction with tactile text wherever possible. The ideal dot is a 1.4mm diameter sphere that is set just over half its depth into the surface of the sign.
Customers and industries of all types fall under the regulations for tactile and braille signs worldwide. Restaurants, office buildings, theatres, hotels and hospitality firms, medical, and manufacturing all must comply. Transportation centers, retail shopping, governmental and municipal, schools, and child care centers are also included in these regulations. The laws were created to increase the accessibility of our common spaces to those with disabilities. However this is not exactly the case in New Zealand as it does not specifically state in the building code that it has to be in all these areas. Aura Ltd along with a passionate group of people are working on ways to improve and change the legislation to make New Zealand a more accessible country.