Custom Braille Signs

For many years, those who are blind are taught to read and write using the Braille system. This is a system that uses dots in specific combinations to spell out words, and this is used for them to learn, and understand things like books, signs, and many more. To afford them the same opportunities as those who do not have disabilities, the same facilities everyone else uses have to be equipped with signs that they can understand. This is why custom braille signs are attached to the doors of such facilities. 

Braille signs are essentially signs that come with Braille translations on them, as well as other tactile features like raised characters and pictograms. These braille signs are customized to aid, not just the blind, but also those with other visual disabilities like near blindness and those with ailments that affect vision. Aside from the Braille translations on them, these signs also carry the right color contrasts for its visual features, to aide those who have other visual impairments like color blindness.

Custom Braille Signs and the ADA

Custom Braille signs should comply with signage rules found in the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The ADA requires that these custom Braille signs be posted in all public buildings except in government buildings and churches. To fully serve its purpose, Braille signs are required to be made with non-glare materials. Color contrast should also meet ADA requirements, as mentioned earlier, so that it will help those with low vision as well. These must also use Grade 2 Braille.

Purpose of Custom Braille Signs

A person’s sense of sight is very important, and losing it makes going around very difficult. This is the reason why those who are visually impaired are given special considerations, especially in public places, with the use of these signs, among other things. Custom braille signs make it easy for those who have visual impairments to find their way around without asking for assistance, giving them the freedom to be as independent as they want to be. These signs also allow them to identify the accessible facilities and options set specifically for their use, even when there is no one around to ask about these.

Bathrooms and Other Facilities

Putting up custom Braille signs  that tell the visually impaired where specific facilities, like bathrooms and elevators, can be found is necessary as well. The signs that carry these Braille translations are often posted at a height mandated by the ADA as well, which is 60 inches from the floor to the middle of the signs, and is placed a few inches away from the doorknob side of the door to help keep people safe from being hit by a swinging door when they are reading this with their fingertips. These signs are also found on the doors and sides of cubicles that have features made for the use of those who have disabilities.

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