Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Tactile wayfinding

Photograph of a floorplan for a toilet block, overlaid with braile and raised surfaces for those with vision imparement

One of those things you notice while wandering around. It’s not uncommon to find maps for toilets in Japan. Useful in its own way.

Whether this is a one-off, or I had too much time on my hands to notice, this map overlaid a visual and tactile representation. My photo isn’t great, but you can just make out the braille and symbols for different toilet styles, walls etc. They’re the off-yellow marks.

Probably worth reflecting on if you’re creating maps and layouts for your facilities.

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