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20 Years of Excellence in Manufacturing and Supply of Braille/Tactile and General Signage in Australia

Hillmont Signs is one of the most successful and innovative manufacturers of Braille in Australia and have been manufacturing and supplying Braille / tactile and general signage solutions throughout Australia for over 20 years from our Northwest Sydney location (now based at Castle Hill).

High profile projects include the award-winning wayfinding system at the University of Sydney, many of the facilities for the Sydney 2000 Olympics as well as the Epping to Chatswood railway, Rural Railways and Braille signs inside the new Oscar railway carriages.

We have a large range of standard U.V. stable acrylic signage in stock as well as being able to manufacture non-standard colours, materials and designs to your specifications. They are stand-alone signs able to be mounted directly to any flat surface without the need for a backing plate. Materials include acrylic, brass, aluminium and stainless steel. Braille, symbols and text are all adhered to the sign to ensure durability and guard against tampering.

Hillmont Signs uses Grade 1 U.E.B. (Unified English Braille) which is the current standard for Braille in Australia with all of our designs meeting or exceeding the requirements of D3.6 of the Building Code of Australia and AS1428.1 of the Australian Standards. We are also able to advise you on the compliance of your designs.

What is Braille?

Braille is a system of raised dots that is read with the fingers and has historically been embossed on paper. The system was invented by Louis Braille of France in the early 1800s. Louis Braille was born on 4th January, 1809, at Coupvray, near Paris. At three years of age an accident deprived him of his sight, and in 1819 he was sent to the Paris Blind School. Young Louis Braille desperately wanted to read. He realized the vast world of thought and ideas that was locked out to him because of his disability. And he was determined to find the key to this door for himself, and for all other blind persons.

Specified in High Profile Projects

Projects include the award-winning wayfinding system at the University of Sydney, many of the facilities for the Sydney 2000 Olympics as well as the Epping to Chatswood railway and Braille signs inside the new Oscar railway carriages.
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Use Standard U.V. stable acrylic signage in stock

We also manufacture non-standard colours, materials and designs to your specifications. They are stand-alone signs able to be mounted directly to any flat surface without the need for a backing plate.

National Standards Compliant

Grade 1 U.E.B. (Unified English Braille) and D3.6 of the Building Code of Australia and AS1428 of the Australian Standard.