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Accessibility Matters: The More Tactile and Braille Signs, The Better

Signs are primarily visual instruments meant to catch the eye – or at least that’s the common conception. But what about the visually impaired? Does this mean signage shouldn’t consider their needs? No, by all means, signs do matter to near-sighted and visually challenged individuals. In fact, well-made displays can make all the difference in  the world by improving accessibility. This is what tactile and braille signs are for – and why our services include their fabrication and installation!

Meet the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets the standard for accessibility. This includes signage, as the law provides metrics for how to make Braille, reflective materials and tactile features work optimally. Here, you can see samples of our ADA-compliant signage.

braille sign, tactile sign, braille, accessibility, disabilities, interior sign, indoor sign, wayfinding signTo fabricate such products, we have our own tactile and braille sign machine, which has seen a lot of use. Click here for a video of it in action!

For More Accessible and Inclusive Spaces

All in all, these help make spaces – from schools and places of worship to businesses – more accessible and inclusive for people with various needs, showing concern for their convenience. Ideally, no one should be left out or left out!

This is doubly so for emergency signage. In case of power outages or fires, tactile signage and similar features can help people navigate when visibility drops.

At the end of the day, tactile and braille signage are sensible components of signage strategy. They help establishments cater to more people and they can be of great use in unforeseen circumstances. It’s the right and considerate thing to do.

Looking for ADA-compliant signage? Or want to check if your signs meet the standard? Contact our San Fernando-based sign company for inquiries.