Accessibility is a big part of most interior architectural sign projects. Wayfinding and room identification allow all people, including those with disabilities, to navigate though a facility. Understanding the latest accessibility codes and requirements is important for all architects and designers.
How To Measure Color Contrast
As an industry ‘rule of thumb’, a 70% Light Reflectance Value (LRV) contrast between sign text and background colors is an ideal guideline to follow when evaluating color and finish options. LRV values for all paint finishes in our Standard Ranges and the calculation used to calculate LRV contrast have been provided for you in our Standard Color Documentation. Most major paint manufacturers include LRV values for their colors in their swatch books. These values, along with ours, can be used in the manual calculation below. [Read more…]
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been an enforceable law in the US since July 1991. The most recent nation wide updates occurred
Recently we have developed a new White Paper title ADA Accessible Signage Update. This white paper outline all of the updated codes issues related to ADA signage. [Read more…]