An example of correct placement of ADA Braille Signage. Taken from the www.ada.gov website. “2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design”
Braille signage is in all public places. We see it everywhere, we know there are laws requiring that ADA Signage that is posted, but do you ever think about why its there and why there are so many regulations surrounding the placement of ADA Compliant Braille Signs?
Here at ADA Signs Wholesale, we recently became aware of a video by YouTuber Tommy Edison called How Blind People Find Braille Signs
that we think does a great job of explaining how important Braille is to the blind. In fact, How Blind People Find Braille Signs is not his only video. TommyEdisonXP has made many useful and interesting videos about what it’s like to live with blindness.
One thing we love about How Blind People Find Braille Signs is that Mr. Edison explains why it’s so important to post signs in specific areas and at specific heights.
Imagine arriving at an appointment and not seeing a sign to let you know you’ve reached the correct office. Sighted people would “look” for a sign, right? The blind “feel” for a sign. If the sign isn’t Braille and it isn’t in the right place, how would they find the sign? It’s safe to assume that finding the sign would be difficult. Because of this very issue, being ADA compliant means having the correct sign, in the correct place and at the correct height from the floor. Because of this rule, the blind know to feel for the sign between 48 inches from the floor and 60 inches from the floor, on the right side of the door.
You can learn a lot from his video, check it out! If you have any questions about ADA Braille signs, reach out to ADA Signs Wholesale and Signs PDQ today.