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Accessible wayfinding – It’s much more than placing accessible signage in a building.

It is a well known fact that accessible signage plays an important role in making buildings usable and accessible. The key question is how often is wayfinding considered in the design and use of the built environment? 

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.  A comprehensive way finding system should incorporate the following elements:

There are a number of benefits of having a good way finding system including:

If you would like further information on wayfinding or accessible signage, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01-4151285 or [email protected].