Accessibility of Angoulême station, Guide strips are raised strips which allow the orientation of visually impaired people in large spaces. They can be used both outside on squares or forecourts and inside in the halls of large buildings. They can be found in many railway stations.
According to the accessibility regulations, the installation of guidance strips is mandatory in establishments open to the public, to guide from the entrance to the building for example.
Since 2015, there is a standard NF P98-352 which defines the characteristics of the guidance strips, in order to standardize the device and make it more identifiable by blind or visually impaired people.