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Braille Signs That Are Essential for Customer Environments

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Making your business accessible to all is important. One area that requires a lot of attention to detail is signage. When your signs don't accommodate everyone, making your business accessible is hard. Here are some braille signs that you should consider.


Make sure your toilet signs feature everything a customer needs to head to the right one. For example, it's a good idea to distinguish between different toilet types and indicate when they're accessible. You should also highlight when toilets have baby-changing facilities so that parents who are blind can access them. Within the toilet itself, make any alarms or flush instructions clear. For example, if the toilet flushes when the customer motions their hand in front of an area, highlight that area to them.


There are many occasions when a braille user may want to speak with a specific member of staff. For example, if they have a complaint they wish to raise, highlight where the manager and reception areas are. Or, if you offer a variety of services, make the signs outside each service area clear. A good rule of thumb is to consider how you'd flag each area to someone who can see everyday signs and place a braille sign alongside it.


Smoking inside enclosed public spaces is illegal. However, those who visit Australia from some other countries may not be aware. You may also have additional smoking restrictions on outdoor areas of your building. For example, you may have outside office spaces where smoke could waft through and disturb your employees. Make non-smoking and non-vaping areas clear with the use of braille signs. Ensure the signs are at a level where you would reasonably expect a braille user to try and find them.


If there are areas of your property that act as a refuge for any reason, make sure they're clear. You should also highlight the routes to areas of refuge. If you have an area where people should go in the event of a fire, clearly signpost it. Similarly, highlight anywhere that people can seek medical attention should they need it. You may also want to include important phone numbers that people can use in the event of an emergency, along with the name of their location. Such information can help security or emergency services find them if they need help.

Overall, the aim of your signage is to make your building easy to navigate. Try seeking feedback from users so you can identify whether you have everything in place.  

For more info about braille tactile signs, contact a local company.