One of my professional bugbears is signs in public places which are ill-considered and don’t meet with the most basic guidelines for DDA (Disability Discrimination Act).
From conversations I’ve had with clients and industry colleagues, many sign companies don’t appear to advise clients when their signs fail to meet with the most basic recommendations including minimum type size, use of upper and lowercase letters and colour contrast. I also wonder how many sign installers have been briefed on working to the prescribed fixing heights ? As I find myself repeatedly saying, it’s not rocket science and the guidelines are there to help us get it right !
I believe those who supply and install signs should be fully briefed and build best practice into any projects undertaken as standard, like we do. I can’t remember a case where a client has nt been grateful for the advice and been happy to amend their scheme accordingly.
The Picto Sign Guide provides a simple 9 point check list to ensure projects meet with UK DDA guidelines for signs (including recommended type sizes and fixing heights). Contact me if you would like a copy.