Important considerations for braille signage
Tweaking certain design elements on traditional signage options accompanying your braille signs can greatly benefit visually impaired individuals. Using raised prints, fonts or edges make it easier to read the sign, even with a lack of braille.
Since half-rounded and stylised fonts are harder to read, they should be excluded as far as possible. Sticking to either uppercase or lowercase lettering, rather than a combination, is also best as it is easier to interpret. When finalising braille signage, it is important to verify that all braille included adheres to the Unified English Braille Code.
Due to the nature of braille signage, it is important to consider various factors regarding the placement to ensure the efficacy of your installation. Tactile signs that are intended for children should be installed lower to make them easier and more accessible to touch. The opposite should be implemented when the signage is intended for adults.
If your space has double doors, related signage should be installed on both sides to ensure that it can be easily found. To further aid this, spacing should be implemented between tactile and other signs to avoid confusion.
To ensure that visually impaired guests, clients, or employees are accommodated at your business, speak to Signarama about your tactile and braille signage needs. We have a full range of signs that can be produced and installed with these considerations in mind, to guarantee the comfort and safety of everyone in your space!