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
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
mounting height shall be 60 inches
above the floor to the centerline of the sign, mount signs so
a person may approach 3 inches
of signage without encountering protruding objects or standing
the swing of a door. ADA Signage
The tips below will help keep
your signage system in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities
Compliant signs should have raised
letters, numbers and Grade 2 Braille. Characters and symbols
must offer high
contrast with their backgrounds.
Signs should be mounted on the latch side of the door with the
inches above the floor. Building
directories and temporary signs are excluded from compliance.