While standard signage is an important visual cue for the majority of individuals, for blind or low-vision individuals, cues have to come in other forms. Our Braille signage products, using raised dots overlaid on signs, are a great way to include the visually impaired demographic.
Braille is a system of touch reading and writing for blind or low-vision individuals in which raised dots represent the letters of the alphabet. Braille also contains equivalents for punctuation marks and provides symbols to show letter groupings. Braille is read by moving the hand or hands along each line.
To be more inclusive of all demographics, many multi-family, commercial and civic buildings now have the requirement to include Braille signage as part of their communications. For instance, hotels are now largely required to provide Braille signage to help blind individuals navigate the rooms, spaces, hallways and stairways of their facilities, giving them access to critical and emergency information.
Can West Legacy is proud to produce products specific to this market. A true competitive differentiator, our interior Braille signage is durable, produced with top-of-the-line materials and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) act. Typical clients for this product are building supervisors, commercial tenants or any companies or individual that require ADA-compliant Braille signage.
And while our Braille signs appear to be typical signs to most users, upon closer inspection, you can see that the signs’ intended message are also duplicated in Braille in a manner that neither impacts the design or visibility of the sign itself.
SUGGESTED BRAILLE SIGNAGE APPLICATIONS *
- Washrooms and Showers – both general and specifically accessible facilities.
- Elevators – controls and floor indicators.
- Numbers on stair landing hand rails to allow identification of floors.
- Office and hotel room name/number plates.
- Emergency doors and exits.
- Emergency evacuation instructions.
- Cautionary signage.
- Floor and building directories.
- Door controls on public transportation vehicles – emergency and standard.
- Free telephones in shopping malls.
- Bus stop and train platform numbers.
- Signage in assembly areas and gathering places (arenas, stadiums, auditoriums, places of worship).
- Operating instructions e.g. for vending machines or toilets.
*As per the Accessible Signage Guidelines by Braille Literacy Canada.
CUSTOM BRAILLE SIGNAGE
We have the technology, skills and expertise to produce braille signage for any custom client needs.