BS ISO-IEC 7811-9 pdf – Identification cards — Recording technique — Part 9: Tactile identifier mark
This part of lSO/IEC 7811 specifies the physical characteristics of a tactile identifier mark used by visually-impaired card holders to distinguish their cards. It defines the area on the card for the tactile identifier mark(TiM) and the layout of Braille-style embossed dots arranged in patterns to enable easy tactile recognition.
A TIM is in conformance with this part of lSO/IEC 7811 if it meets all mandatory requirements, and optionalrequirements as specified.
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.For datedreferences,only the edition cited applies. Forundated references,the latest edition of the referenceddocument (including any amendments) applies.
ISO/IEC 7810,ldentification cards— Physical characteristics
ISO/IEC 7811-1,ldentification cards— Recording technique — Part 1: Embossing
4Terms, definitions and abbreviations
4.1Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in lSO/IEC 7810 and the following apply.4.1.1
raised in relief from the front surface of the card by adding or reacting card material, or by deforming the cardmaterial from the opposite side
TlM tactile identifier mark
5 TIM physical characteristics
5.1 Location of TIM
The TIM should be located on the front surface of the card in the area shown in Figure 1 .
The TIM shall not be located outside the Name and address area defined by ISO/IEC 781 1 -1 .
Regardless of TIM location, all other raised areas shall be at least 1 mm from the edge of any TIM.
NOTE Certain embossing techniques can damage card components that exist in TIM area.
5.2 TIM dot arrangement
The TIM shall be composed of a maximum of 3 groups of 6 dots arranged as shown in Figure 2.
5.3 Dot dimensions
Dots used to make up the TIM shall have a relief height of 0,48 mm (0.01 9 inch) maximum and 0,3 mm (0.01 2 inch) minimum above the adjacent surface of the card. The shape of each dot is not specified; examples are shown in Figure 3