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A very clear example of the braille rasters in their tiny holes, firmly fixed and ready for shipping out. This braille sign is a little bit special because of the colours involved (dark green is not a common one), and notice that this is also a tactile sign.
The material being used here is acrylic that is manufactured to hold the tactile section, and then made available for placement of the braille rasters.
It goes without saying that putting a sign in the right place can mean all the difference, right? Placing a fire exit sign that points the wrong way, for example, is useless and quite frankly, dangerous.
This is why it is important for professional signmakers to fit the signs they make. Why? Because the sign fitters (especially here at GRS) have been trained in the correct placement of different types of signs. Take that fire exit sign I mentioned as an example. If it pointed to the right, would you place it well before the corridor has a right turn, just before the turn, or just above the right turn?
Another example that we run into several times is the correct placement of tactile and braille signs. Putting tactile and braille signage above doorways for example, isn’t really thinking about who the sign is tailored towards – the visually impaired. Again, placing it too low, isn’t useful either.
GRS does follow a strict guideline when installing such signs, using the Sign Design Guide, which meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.
A new addition to the ecommerce side of the site, we have now let the tactile and braille ordering go live (). This is similar to the customise sign page, letting the customer select the symbol/text they want, colour, text colour and so on. As of right now it has a limited selection of symbols and text, as we want to see how well it is received before expanding it.