| Raster method of Braille
- There are two basic types of Braille,
the first is called Grade 1 Braille. This Braille is a letter
for letter translation and should only be used by those that
already understand braille well enough to translate the text
themselves. The second type which has become the standard for
sign making is Grade 2 Braille.
- This Braille consists of abbreviations
and conjunctions that are generally accepted.
- Where there is no wall space to the latch
side of the door, signs shall be placed on the nearest adjacent
wall, mounting height shall be 60 inches above the floor to the
centerline of the sign, mount signs so that
- a person may approach 3 inches of signage
without encountering protruding objects or standing within
- the swing of a door.
- ADA Signage Compliance
- The tips below will help keep your signage
system in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Compliant signs should have raised letters, numbers and Grade
2 Braille. Characters and symbols must offer high contrast with
- Signs should be mounted on the latch side
of the door with the centerline 60 inches above the floor.
- Building directories and temporary signs
are excluded from compliance.