There are around 2 million visually impaired people in the UK and this number is likely to rise to 4 million by 2050 (RNIB), around 1.2 million people are wheelchair users (NHS), 55,000 people are registered Deaf and 159,00 registered as hard of hearing (RNID).
Therefore, inclusive and accessible information is becoming more and more important for public spaces.
TacMap is a simple and innovative system enabling people to acquire information about how a building or an individual floor is laid out and to know what facilities are made available to them. Our system including static tactile maps and portable tactile maps, door signage and audio description provides a valuable resource to those wishing to familiarise themselves with a place and to navigate around independently.
Our quality products and services are intended for use by totally blind, partially sighted and sighted people. Our system
benefits some of the most vulnerable people in a society where most of the signage is visual. Proven to be very popular in many public spaces, our 3D maps are also very useful for wheelchair users who need to know the most accessible way to go from one point to another and need to find the lift, the access ramp and the accessible toilets for instance.