[blindkid] Question about regulations for Braille signage

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Aug 20 02:59:39 UTC 2009

The ADA calls for signs to be at 60 inches as I recall, don't know if 
there are different rules for elementary schools.  Signs would have 
been required in any new building built after early 1990's, and for 
existing buildings they would have had to come up with a plan to 
increase accessibility, and if they did any major updating or 
alterations since 1990, would have had to come to code then.  So, 19 
years after the ADA, it should have been done by now.

It is in ADA, Title II I think although I am rusty on this 
stuff.  Back when it passed the NFB got a technical assistance grant 
from the Dept. of Justice, and I spent my days answering questions on 
Braille signage.  That was a long time ago though.


At 10:01 AM 8/18/2009, you wrote:
>My daughter's public school does not have permanent Braille signs on the
>doors or room locations yet.  Before I bring it up again, I was hoping
>to find references to regulations concerning Braille signs in public
>buildings. I tried searching under ADA but wasn't having much success.
>Can anyone point me to some references? Also, what is the recommendation
>for the height of the signage?  My daughter just entered 1st grade and,
>unless things go horribly wrong, she'll be in this school until 6th
>grade.  We want the signs to be low enough for her to reach them at age
>6, but still at a good height at age 11.
>Thank you.
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