AS 1428.5-2010: Design for access and mobility – Communication for people who are deaf or hearing impaired
AS 1428.5 sets out requirements for the design, application and testing of assistive listening systems (ALSs).
It provides information to enable access to communication for people who have a hearing impairment or who are deaf.
Whilst the BCA and Premises do not reference AS 1428.5, it is an informative source of reference on design, installation, operation and maintenance of ALS, communication and warning systems.
This Standard provides information in relation to varying degrees of hearing loss, and design solutions and equipment including –
(a) assistive listening systems (ALSs), speech intelligibility and environmental interference;
(b) assistive listening systems’ (ALSs) application in the built and transport environments, indoor and outdoor;
(c) early warning systems – auditory, visual, and tactile requirements;
(d) visual display systems for intercommunication, public announcements and the like; and
(e) telephone services and telecommunications available to the public.
A copy of AS 1428.5 can be sourced from the SAI Global website.