Stage 1 of this project included a worldwide review identifying those wayfinding systems and technologies that could be used to make it easier and safer for people with a sensory impairment (and in particular a vision impairment) to find their way around buildings and large public spaces. The project reviewed systems that may be used in buildings and other external public places.
The extent to which these systems could or should be required to be incorporated into buildings and other venues and whether the Building Code of Australia and other related legislation should be amended to take these systems into account requires further investigation. The project made recommendations on how these technologies and systems may be incorporated into Australias building and construction practice. Conclusions from this study were addressed as short, medium and longer term actions.
Stage 2 of this project included the evaluation of wayfinding systems uncovered in Stage 1, the writing of the system audit checklist proposed for implementation in an office building and best practice design guidelines developed for designers of constructed assets.