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    Tactile and Braille Signs: Non Compliance Can Mean Hefty Fines

    You might have heard about legislation like the Americans with Disabilities Act. You might also know that these legislations often prerequisite proper signage for disabled people. However, did you know that the signage has predefined fonts and types? Also, they have to be placed in specific places on your premises. Moreover, there are rules regarding the kind of braille that you can use.

    And if anything goes wrong, you may have to face penal charges.

    Let’s see then what you need to consider when using tactile and Braille signs.

    1. Where To Place the Signs?

    These signs must be placed near all doors so that people can understand where that door leads to. Obviously, they must also be placed next to elevators too. Elevator buttons, in turn, must be printed in Braille. In case of rooms, the signs don’t have to be everywhere, but they must be present alongside all permanent rooms.

    1. Is There a Restriction On the Kind of Fonts One Can Use?

    Yes. There is a collection of fonts which one has to choose from. You cannot deviate from this collection. However, if used with the right color and the right size, these fonts can work wonders. For this, the signage company you hire should have access to these fonts and colors and sizes.

    1. How to Place These Signs?

    Two things are important here. Firstly, they must be placed at the correct height. Secondly, they must be placed in standard locations. This way, disabled people would find it easy to access them. If they are placed too high or too low, some may not be able to touch and read these signs.

    1. What Is Grade Two Braille?

    Nowadays, some legislations have made grade two Braille usage mandatory. Simply put, grade two Braille is shorthand, Braille. The dots are rounded, not flat. This is a bit tricky and it’s easy to get it wrong. Hence, it’s important to consult a knowledgeable signage service before implementing grade two Braille.

    1. Do All Signs Have to Be In Braille?

    No. Parking signs, building addresses, signs which will be in use for less than 7 days – these signs don’t have to be in Braille. Hence, spending money on these signs would be a waste of money.

    Consult the Pros.

    The list doesn’t end here. These are just the most common questions related to Braille signs. Remember, if things go wrong, you can have a penalty running into hundreds of dollars. Therefore, it is always wise to consult a signage service.

    At Schaefer Sign Works, we will make sure that you comply with all possible requirements. We can also redesign your signs to help them look more attractive. In case you are interested, we are just one call away!