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Great care has been exercised in the preparation of this document, forming part of the ‘Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign Accessible Exit Sign Project & Performance-Based Building Codes White Paper’, however, the content of this document could contain technical inaccuracies, typographical errors and the information may not be appropriate to all situations.

The White Paper and this performance assessment template shall not be considered a substitute for sound technical advice or sound business judgment by the reader.

Information provided here is the author’s views on accessibility and egress requirements within the built environment. It must be acknowledged that his views and interpretation of relevant legislation and standards could differ from other individuals or groups.

The information has been made available to assist relevant building practitioners to develop their own specific design solutions. Any consideration of the use of performance-based building design to justify and accept the use of the accessible exit signs presented in the White Paper or this performance-based solution assessment template is hypothetical only.

This document should not be considered to be an assessment for the purposes of certification of any proposed exit signage strategy in any building, facility or mode of transportation. Readers requiring project guidance in the use and acceptance of the accessible exit signs should engage a fire (safety) engineer familiar with their own particular factual situation for project advice.

The information provided in Parts 1 to 7 of performance-based solution assessment template document may be used to assist development of an approved / certified design, it does not constitute support for any specific design solution, nor should it be construed that the Author is in anyway providing such support.

In no event shall the author be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other action, arising out of the use of the information in this assessment template or the White Paper, in connection with the use of these documents, or reliance on any of the information provided.

Accessible signage used throughout this document uses sans serif style font, as well as Braille characters on some images. It is acknowledged that characters are shown for representative purposes only and any signage produced for buildings in Australia must comply with Specification D3.6 of the ‘National Construction Code, Building Code of Australia Volume 1’, (BCA), including compliant Braille characters, (or other requirements specific to the relevant location when outside Australia).

Applicable legislation, the BCA, relevant Australian and overseas technical standards are amended and updated periodically. It must be understood that this could occur before this White Paper is updated.

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