Resources & Standards
Text and Positioning
Text must stay within specific guidelines and a certain range of fonts, including:
Sign text must be formatted in UPPER CASE in either bold or regular, but not italic. Any text stroke should be 15% of the text height at maximum. Text height must be between 5/8″ and 2″, and must keep 1/8″ space between lines of text. The color of the text must be in contrast to the background or base plate.
Pictograms and Tactiles
A sign’s baseline should be a minimum of 48″ from the floor, and no more than 60″ off the floor.
Pictograms have a maximum height of 6″ and must also have a color in contrast with the background or base plate.
All tactile elements have a minimum height requirement of 1/32″. All Braille finishes must be rounded domed. Braille text must be transcribed to United States Braille 2. Braille text must be spaced a minimum of 3/8″ from English text, and should be placed between .025″ and .037″ from the base of the sign