Signs provide essential information to everyone. To accommodate the needs of the general public, including people impacted by blindness, follow these basic guidelines:

  • Keep sign information short and simple. Signs that are easy to understand generate confidence.
  • Be consistent in the placement of signs. For example, place signs at decision-making points along routes of travel, including entrances and exits, and mount signs at the same height throughout a building.
  • Mounting heights should be appropriate for the primary occupants of a building. Lower signs may be suitable in facilities intended primarily for the use of children.
  • Where lower signage is used, ensure safety-related signs are provided at both lower and standard mounting heights.
  • Use typefaces, colours and graphics logically and consistently.

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