In a building to be accessible—
(a) braille and tactile signage complying with Specification D3.6 must —
(i) incorporate the international symbol of access or deafness, as appropriate, in accordance with AS 1428.1and identify each —
(A) sanitary facility, except a sanitary facility within a sole-occupancy unit in a Class 1b or Class 3 building; and
(B) space with a hearing augmentation system; and
(ii) identify each door required by E4.5 to be provided with an exit sign and state—
(A) "Exit"; and
(B) "Level" ; and either
(aa) the floor level number; or
(bb) a floor level descriptor; or
(b) signage including the international symbol for deafness in accordance with AS 1428.1 must be provided within a room containing a hearing augmentation system identifying—
(i) the type of hearing augmentation; and
(ii) the area covered within the room; and
(iii) if receivers are being used and where the receivers can be obtained; and
(c) signage in accordance with AS 1428.1 must be provided for accessible unisex sanitary facilities to identify if the facility is suitable for left or right handed use; and
(d) signage to identify an ambulant accessible sanitary facility in accordance with AS 1428.1 must be located on the door of the facility; and
(e) where a pedestrian entrance is not accessible, directional signage incorporating the international symbol of access, in accordance with AS 1428.1 must be provided to direct a person to the location of the nearest accessible pedestrian entrance; and
(f) where a bank of sanitary facilities is not provided with an accessible unisex sanitary facility, directional signage incorporating the international symbol of access in accordance with AS 1428.1 must be placed at the location of the sanitary facilities that are not accessible, to direct a person to the location of the nearest accessible unisex sanitary facility.
D3.7 Hearing augmentation
(a) A hearing augmentation system must be provided where an inbuilt amplification system, other than one used only for emergency warning, is installed—
(i) in a room in a Class 9b building; or
(ii) in an auditorium, conference room, meeting room or room for judicatory purposes; or
(iii) at any ticket office, teller's booth, reception area or the like, where the public is screened from the service provider.
(b) If a hearing augmentation system required by (a) is —
(i) an induction loop, it must be provided to not less than 80% of the floor area of the room or space served by the inbuilt amplification system; or
(ii) a system requiring the use of receivers or the like, it must be available to not less than 95% of the floor area of the room or space served by the inbuilt amplification system, and the number of receivers provided must not be less than—
(A) if the room or space accommodates up to 500 persons, 1 receiver for every 25 persons or part thereof, or 2 receivers, whichever is the greater; and
(B) if the room or space accommodates more than 500 persons but not more than 1000 persons, 20 receivers plus 1 receiver for every 33 persons or part thereof in excess of 500 persons; and
(C) if the room or space accommodates more than 1000 persons but not more than 2000 persons, 35 receivers plus 1 receiver for every 50 persons or part thereof in excess of 1000 persons; and
(D) if the room or space accommodates more than 2000 persons, 55 receivers plus 1 receiver for every 100 persons or part thereof in excess of 2000 persons.
(c) The number of persons accommodated in the room or space served by an inbuilt amplification system must be calculated according to D1.13.
(d) Any screen or scoreboard associated with a Class 9b building and capable of displaying public announcements must be capable of supplementing any public address system, other than a public address system used for emergency warning purposes only.
D3.8 Tactile indicators
(a) For a building required to be accessible, tactile ground surface indicators must be provided to warn people who are blind or have a vision impairment that they are approaching —
(i) a stairway, other than a fire-isolated stairway; and
(ii) an escalator; and
(iii) a passenger conveyor or moving walk; and
(iv) a ramp other than a fire-isolated ramp, step ramp, kerb ramp or swimming pool ramp; and
(v) in the absence of a suitable barrier —
(A) an overhead obstruction less than 2 m above floor level, other than a doorway; and
(B) an accessway meeting a vehicular way adjacent to any pedestrian entrance to a building, excluding a pedestrian entrance serving an area referred to in D3.4, if there is no kerb or kerb ramp at that point, except for areas exempted by D3.4.
(b) Tactile ground surface indicators required by (a) must comply with sections 1 and 2 of AS/NZS 1428.4.1.
(c) A hostel for the aged, nursing home for the aged, a residential aged care building Class 3 accommodation for the aged, Class 9a health-care building or a Class 9c building need not comply with (a)(i) and (iv) if handrails incorporating a raised dome button in accordance with the requirements for stairway handrails in AS 1428.1 are provided to warn people who are blind or have a vision impairment that they are approaching a stairway or ramp.