SEGD SF: Accessible Signage Training

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

Do you struggle with accessible signage? Are you familiar with the codes, but unclear on the reasons behind them? Do you think that accessible signage must be ugly to be compliant?

The MAD Lab at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be hosting a training session that will explore the 2010 ADA Standards and the 2019 California Building Code, the reasons behind them, and how to get the best possible accessible signage that looks elegant and satisfies the needs of multiple categories of users.

Register here

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Correctly and accurately measure signage for compliance with code.
  • Identify the difference between contracted and uncontracted braille.
  • Correctly place signage that identifies permanent rooms and spaces.
  • Clearly identify which signage needs to be tactile vs. visual only.
  • Understand the why behind the codes and standards.

Course Agenda

  • What is Accessible Signage?
  • The Codes and Standards
  • The Review Process
  • The Details
  • Examples
  • Common Errors and Suggestions
  • Resources

Photo: LightHouse Media and Accessible Design Laboratory staff member Frank Welte reads the braille on the sign for the MAD Lab office. Credit: Sarika Dagar

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