Increasing attention is being given to the role of colour and tone contrast as aids for accessibility, primarily for the visually impaired, with a key report published earlier this year (aj 3.7.97). Armitage Shanks has responded with a range of handrails and bathrooms fittings incorporating the lessons in colour, tone and texture of surfaces.
A Design Guide for the Use of Colour and Contrast to Improve the Built Environment for Visually Handicapped People. Reading University and ICI. From Dulux Technical Group, 01753 691690. Contact Armitage Shanks, 01543 490253.