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Signage in buildings – What access requirements should be considered?

It is important that all users of buildings and their surrounding environments can safely and independently access them and get around in an easy way.  Signage that is accessible to all is one method that can assist in wayfinding.    Recently, O’Herlihy Access Consultancy has received a number of queries in relation to signage and wayfinding requirements to ensure buildings are accessible to all.

The following are some access recommendations to ensure the location and design of signage has considered accessibility:

Additional guidance on this subject matter is contained in BS8300:2009, Building for Everyone published by the NDA and the Good Sign Design Guide which is published by the Joint Mobility Unit in the UK.  If you would like further information in relation to signage or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on 01-4151285 or e-mail [email protected].