The tactile markings TacPad® and TacGuide® alert people with visual handicaps to proceed with caution. Blind and visually impaired people need additional help to move around safely whilst travelling alone - and TacPad® and TacGuide® provide some necessary aid.
Flexible thermoplastic material on existing surfaces
TacPad® and TacGuide® are produced in flexible thermoplastic. Cutting the material is easy and enables shaping around curves or street furniture. The tactile markings TacPad® and TacGuide® are alternatives when there is a need for guiding blind and partially sighted people on existing surfaces. Application can be made on existing surfaces like asphalt, brick, stones and concrete.
Slip and skid resistant surface
The surface of TacPad® and TacGuide® are slip and skid resistant. Neither the organic pigments nor the other components of TacPad® and TacGuide® thermoplastic are harmful to the environment.
Moreover, TacPad® and TacGuide® have successfully undergone sensibility tests according to international standards. The negative test result means that working with TacPad® and TacGuide® reduces the risk of skin problems or allergic reactions to a minimum.
Domed TacPad® and ribbed TacGuide®
The domed TacPad® indicates a safe place to cross the road (e.g. a pedestrian crossing) or a change of direction. The ribbed TacGuide®, on the other hand, informs you of and guides you through hazardous areas in the traffic.