Whenever we enter a building, signs help tell us where to go and where we are at. For many people who are blind, braille on signage is how they navigate through a building. As long as the signage is mounted where it’s supposed to be. Just as an FYI, signs with braille do not go on the door but to the side on the latch side. ADA signage for the most part is pretty plain but functional. However for those who want a little more flair to their ADA signage and wayfinding, there are options out there.
Update: I was recently informed that the ADA signage by AccuBraille is made in collaboration with two other companies. Access Communications and H. Toji & Company. Access Communications is an ADA consultation company that specializes in signage. H. Toji & Company is another sign company that specializes in ADA signage. Please visit their websites to find out more about these great companies.
AccuBraille is one of those manufacturing ADA signage with braille that is not only cool looking, but durable. A brand of architectural sign company Garnett Sign Studio, AccuBraille is strictly dedicated to making ADA compliant signage. Formed in 2011, the company already has a stylish looking portfolio.
First thing you notice with the signs shown are the colors. They’re bright, colorful, and organic. Add in layers of translucency , and the signs now have depth to their design. With a back light, the signs can really become a focal point.
Braille that is on the majority of signs we come across are flat on the top. Think of the tops of LEGO blocks. This works fine but braille is meant to be rounded which allows the fingers to glide along easier. AccuBraille worked on materials and a process to make their braille rounded. Which they succeeded in doing. the material is also very durable and can withstand the moisture and temperature changes in an outdoor environment.
For more information on AccuBraille and to see more of their products visit their website here www.AccuBraille.com .