Imagine you’re a parent at your child’s school or college, going to a birthday party or an athletic event. You’re in a hurry, trying to find your way around an unfamiliar building. Now imagine you are blind or visually impaired. Do you think you would be able to navigate the same building with ease? Wondering how to ensure that all people can quickly move around and through your facility? Follow these tips for compliant wayfinding signs and graphics:
Provide Clear Direction
Directional and information signage are needed to help people navigate floor levels, room numbers, and stairwells. For example, include signs on emergencystorage rooms that can quickly direct everyday heroes to locations where life-saving tools, such as a fire extinguisher, are located. Keep in mind that people may have limited vision, so keep graphics simple and consistent throughout the building.
Signage can be a powerful tool in allowing visitors and employees to navigate your environment easily. We provide durable, easy-to-read signs with built-in ADA compliance to ensure all audience groups are welcomed and accommodated in your facilities. We’re also able to develop bespoke signage to fit the specific functional needs of your space.
Locate Exits signs help you to maintain a safe environment at all times. You will want to evacuate as fast as possible in an emergency. Having emergency exit signs allows people to know where the escape routes are, ultimately speeding up the evacuation process.
Ensure DDA-Compliance Throughout
Wayfinding in spaces shouldn’t be a pain in the neck. From your parking area outside to ramps and room designator signs that include braille, make wayfinding simple for everyone. Use contrasting colors for DDA-compliant signs to further increase their visibility.
Mention Dangerous Areas
When your building needs to warn others about potential threats to personal safety, a warning sign is essential. By using contrasting colors and text on your danger zone signs, you provide higher visibility for observers. For accessibility, always set up warning and caution signs at eye level, making them easier to notice. By using our caution signs as is or customizing them with additional labor-related imagery, you can help to direct traffic through or around an area that may be hazardous or restricted.
Regulatory wayfinding and directional signs help visitors know what to expect as they move throughout your space. Ensure that your wayfinding signs and graphics are regulatory compliant to help keep visitors and staff safer and better informed.
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