Braille Braille on office signs is a must if these signs need to follow  ADA rules for compliance. While not all signs that are put in and  around an office need to be compliant, a number of these are  required to carry Grade II Braille translations on them as well as  tactile letters. This is to help people with vision impairments to  easily find their way around your office without having to ask  anyone for directions constantly.

 When it comes to determining which signs used for  your office need to have Braille, some of the factors that come into play include whether or not these signs are permanent. You also need to consider if these signs are to be mounted within the reach of people with vision impairments so they can read it with their fingers. Some other considerations that need to be made when you don’t know whether or not to use Braille on a sign include the following:

  • If the sign is to be used for a room or area that will only be there for 7 days or less
  • If the area where the sign is to be posted is to be used only by personnel that are not vision impaired like crawl spaces, ladders and the like.
  • If the sign carries a person’s name and is easily changed when the office will be occupied by someone else
  • If the sign is used to show direction and is mounted at a height that cannot be reached by a person easily for them to read it with their fingers


This means that signs that need to have Braille on them include signs that are posted on doors or rooms that are permanent and can be accessed by everyone. This includes rooms like restrooms, and general usage rooms such as conference rooms and storage rooms. Offices that carry both the name and the designation of the person using the office can also carry Braille translations on them, but this choice is left to the discretion of the office in question.

When customizing your office signs, you can choose to have Braille translations included on each sign. While this may not be necessary, having these ADA compliant signs for your office can indeed help you avoid any problems with compliance. The cost of having your signs become ADA compliant, even when it is not really required for all signs, is actually negligible since the difference in cost between ADA and non-ADA compliant signs is very little.