Accessibility

Rethinking ADA signage standards for low-vision accessibility

Published article by Aries Arditi in JOV, Journal of Vision with a critique on the standards that only provide accessibility for blind and lack provisions for people with low vision.

Bryce Tolliday, Director, All Access Ways, Brisbane Australia
Bryce Tolliday

Bryce Tolliday is the Director of Access All Ways

Access All Ways Consultants is a firm of accredited access consultants based in SE Queensland providing specialized advice on access for people with disabilities and wayfinding to major projects all over Australia.

Steve Harroun, APCO Sign Systems
Steve Harroun

As Regional Manager of the Pittsburgh territory for APCO Signs, Steve Harroun works closely with architects, designers, and clients to ensure successful completion of their projects. With over 10 years of experience in the sign industry, he can provide consultation on every aspect of a sign program’s development, deployment and long-term maintenance.

Steve Harroun’s focus has been in the medical, government, academic, and corporate fields, which often require a comprehensive approach to signage systems and benefit from the use of modular products.

Dan Salamone, ASI
Dan Salamone

Dan Salamone is a Business Development Manager at ASI. He has spent his entire business career as a sales and marketing professional, holding positions as sales consultant or sales manager for a variety of companies. The majority of his career has been spent with ASI, which cumulatively equals approximately twenty-five years. Throughout his career with ASI, Dan Salamone has been a leader, a consummate professional and a consistent member of ASI’s Million Dollar Sales Club, the highest level of achievement for a sales consultant within the organization.

Scott Myers, Center Pointe Signs
Scott Myers

As President of Oregon-based Center Pointe Signs, Scott Myers founded the company in 1999 with a vision of bringing together a talented team of craftsman to manufacture relationships through signage.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Scott Myers drives the creative force at Center Pointe Signs and has grown the company into one of the most respected architectural sign firms in the Northwest.

Center Pointe Signs

Center Pointe Signs has been dedicated to providing top quality customer service and sign manufacturing since 1999.

As an Oregon-based company, Center Pointe Signs specializes in architectural signage, project management, consultation and installation. Our team has extensive experience in custom sign fabrication, environmental graphics, wayfinding systems and ADA compliance. We have built a highly praised reputation by approaching every task as top priority and by working together as a team with hard work, artistic skill and a passion to get the job done right.

DeafSpace: an Emerging Approach to Design

People who are deaf and hard of hearing depend on different senses to navigate everything from social interactions to academics. The concept of DeafSpace uses that experience to inform the design of environments.

The Accessible Icon Project

Can we design a truly inclusive accessibility icon asks Scott Kirkwood on aiga.org in this update/summary of the universal access symbol.

Wayfinding at Deloitte Montreal
Agile Wayfinding for Deloitte Montreal

The new La Tour Deloitte is the first privately owned office tower built in Montréal in 20 years. Deloitte’s Montreal staff occupies 153,000 sq. ft. of the 26-story tower, spanning seven floors in a completely agile work environment that required a new approach to wayfinding.

APCO Signs

APCO has been a recognized leader in the architectural sign industry for 50 years and a proud SEGD member since the early 1980’s.   We have a network of representatives throughout the US and a support staff at our Atlanta headquarters with the knowledge and experience necessary to manage large, complex projects.

ID Signsystems

Many factors make a project stand the test of time. A well-tailored user experience, value-based design and an ability to expand and change information at will--all are keys to a project’s ultimate success.

Identity Group
Identity Group

At Identity Group, we believe the right signs not only will complete your project, they can perfect it. That’s why we dedicate our 240,000-square-foot manufacturing craftsmanship in facilities throughout the U.S., as well as our tireless customer service efforts, to ensuring the vision for your building design is realized.

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L&H Sign Company

THE RELIABLE SOLUTION
For 25 years, L&H Companies has helped design, fabricate and install the leading-edge retail signage customers demand. Our seasoned team of professionals have successfully worked with marketing managers, architects, designers, general contractors, and construction companies to meet and exceed their signage expectations. That’s why so many top companies rely on L&H Companies as their single source for signage.

Some quick highlights of our firm include:

Sarah Szekeresh
Sarah Szekeresh

Sarah Szekeresh is Co-Chair of SEGD's San Francisco Chapter. Sarah is a designer with a passion for problem solving and collaboration. She specializes in environmental graphics, wayfinding and placemaking, with a focus on corporate and civic spaces. She creates thoughtful, responsive solutions that improve the way a user interacts with his or her environment.

Mies Hora
Mies Hora

Mies Hora has had a long, multi-disciplinary career in the design field, where his decades of experience include corporate identity, branding, positioning, advertising, web design, publications and print media, mobile device applications, product and interface design, environmental graphics, wayfinding and videography/photography for a wide variety of clients.

Trisha Solssa
Tricia Solsaa

Tricia Solsaa is an environmental graphic designer. Previous experience includes Director of Environmental Graphic Design, Project Manager, Creative Director and Owner.

Rachel Campbell

Rachel Campbell earned her Bachelor of Design majoring in Graphic Design from Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand and has been with HKS Architects since 2008.

Rachel Campbell is an Associate, leading the graphics department for HKS Architects London and MENA region offices. She also worked in the Shanghai office for 3 months on the HKS Exchange in 2015.

Rachel works closely within six sectors in the busy London studio: Education, Healthcare, Corporate Interiors, Sports, Master Planning and Hospitality.

Bob Greenberg
Bob Greenberger

Bob Greenberg is Director of Education specializing in ADA codes as they relate to signage.

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S.K. Rao

S.K. Rao has been in the global visual communications industry for more than 25 years. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and has post-graduate education in several areas including project management, business development leadership, team building, marketing, problem solving and customer enthusiasm. 

Meghan Van Noort, Environmental Graphic Designer, IA Interior Architects
Meghan Van Noort

Meghan Van Noort is a passionate and hard-working environmental graphic designer with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications from The Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago. Meghan Van Noort has a specific interest in applying companies' brands to their corporate office environments.

Adrianna Cai
Adrianna Cai

Adrianna Cai is a graphic designer with Kate Keating Associates. Adrianna graduated from University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor's of Arts, Design and Psychology.

Adriana Cai's responsibilites include:

Seattle Children's Hospital art and wayfinding program (Studio SC)
Art and Healing in Healthcare Environments [Intro to 3-part series]

Thanks to the growing use of evidence-based design in healthcare environments, elements such as natural light, views to nature and clear wayfinding are becoming the norm in hospitals and wellness centers. Art also has an important role to play in healthcare spaces—and in a three-part series, we explore its power in supporting wayfinding, creating a sense of place and easing stress for patients, families and staff. Explore Art and Healing in Healthcare Environments.

Apple Designs Inc.
Apple Designs Inc.

Apple Designs Inc. is an information system design firm that specializes in wayfinding, static and dynamic signage, environmental graphic design, and visual communications.

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Encompass Sign

Encompass Sign Systems is a woman-owned (WBE), wholesale sign company creating integrated commercial signage solutions by blending new-age, thermoformed tactile sign capabilities with leading-edge, European-style, extrusion directional and wayfinding systems.

Accessibility Symbol the Center of Political Debate

The international symbol for accessibility is again the center of a political debate, with some states insisting on the more active version.

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