Clearing Our Path

Creating accessible environments ­for people with vision loss

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Lighting systems for stairs should be positioned so that they don’t produce shadows or glare across the steps. Also avoid lighting that casts shadows from outdoor objects (e.g., canopies) across the stairs.

Illuminate interior stairways to a minimum level of 200 lux, and position lighting systems to avoid creating shadows or glare.