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Directional Tactile Ground Surface Indicators

Directional Tactile Ground Surface Indicators

How to pronounce:
dɪˈrɛkʃənl ˈtæktaɪl graʊnd ˈsɜːfɪs ˈɪndɪkeɪtəz

Directional Tactile Ground Surface Indicators
Definition:

Products made from various materials installed into the ground consisting of a series of raised studs or bars. They are installed in the form of laid textured paving units.
Its purpose to give pedestrians who are blind, or who have vision impairment warning of hazards and directional information to aid navigation of the urban environment.