OHAC uses cookies to give you the best experience on our websites. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Privacy Policy. Click here to remove this message.

Signage and Wayfinding Audits, Appraisals and Accessibility advice.

Why consider Access Signage and Wayfinding?

It is a well known fact that accessible signage and wayfinding systems play an important role in making buildings usable and accessible. At one time or another during the course of our lives we may have found it difficult to find the nearest toilet in the cinema or the conference room in the hotel.  We have all experienced the doubt in our heads of whether or not the sign is pointing us in the right direction and wished that there was someone around to assist us in our journey.  One way of improving the overall visitor experience is addressing it through an accessible wayfinding and signage system.

There is also a legal requirement to make signage accessible for all people regardless of their age, size and disability.  For example in order to meet the requirements of Part M 2010 of the Building Regulations we need to ensure that suitable aids to communication are available for people with vision, hearing or mobility impairments. 

Wayfinding refers to the techniques used by all users of the environment as they move from place to place independently and safely.  Wayfinding relies on architectural elements to assist people in finding their way and should reassure users as they go on their journey through a building. Signage is a key component of a way finding system but is not the only thing that should be considered.  At OHAC we believe that signage and wayfinding systems should be designed to cater for all members of society and that all people should be able to navigate their way through the built environment in all its forms. We also believe, a comprehensive way finding system should incorporate the following elements:

How can we help?

We at O’Herlihy Access Consultancy (OHAC) understand the complexities of wayfinding in the built environment and consulting in this area is one of our core competencies. The key services we can provide in this area include:

OHAC’s experience carrying out signage and wayfinding appraisals includes all property types ranging from Healthcare, Education, Commercial, Retail and Office Developments to Heritage, Culture, Hospitality and Leisure.

For further information please call us on 01-4151285 or e-mail [email protected]