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The following items are general information and are not meant to be complete. Check with your local and state code department for additional requirements.
Sign designating a Room or Space must have Raised Letters and Grade II Braille. (Room number as a minimum).
Signs must have a matte or non-glare finish.
Characters and symbols shall have a high contrast with their background.
Directional and informational signs are not required to have raised letters and Braille.
Directional and informational signs must comply with matte finishes and contrast.
Characters to be between 5/8” and 2” in height
Characters to be uppercase and a sans serif type style.
Characters to have a height to width ratio of 3:5 to 1:1 (60% – 100%)
Character stroke width to height ratio of 1:10 to 1:5 (10% - 20%)
Characters to be raised a minimum of 1/32”
Pictograms to be located within its own 6” high field.
Braille shall be located below corresponding text.
Braille shall be below last line of text in multiline signs
Braille to be dome shaped (rasters) or rounded.
Accessible restrooms and entrances must display the ISA Symbol.
Signs shall be mounted on latch side of door on wall 60” on center.
The ISA Entry Symbol is required to be white on Federal Blue unless otherwise permitted.
Braille must have a 3/8” margin from any other sign element including the edge