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You can use a variety of adhesive materials to attach these to your wall or door, for the best results use a double sided tape and make sure the surface it is being adhered to is clean.

The following guidelines have been taken from the advice provided in the ‘Sign Design Guide’

Positioning of Signs

  • Locate signs where they are clearly visible.
  • A person with low vision may be able to read a sign if they can approach the sign for close-up viewing. Wall-mounted signs are ideal. Signs should be placed at eye level. The optimum height for viewing at eye level is 1400–1700mm above floor level.
  • Position signs where the reader will not obstruct circulation paths.
  • Signs that are projecting or being suspended from the ceiling must be positioned above head height at 2200mm from floor level. Although it is important that the sign does not create a head height obstacle, it is equally important that the size of the lettering increases in proportion to the distance from the reader.
  • The illumination of a sign should be considered. A sign must be visible in daylight and at night. When a sign is illuminated, the light source must be shielded from the viewer to prevent glare.
  • If a wall-mounted sign has raised letters or Braille that are to be felt, the tactile letters should be placed at a height of 1400–1700mm above floor level.

Room numbers
Position room number signs and names on the wall adjacent to the door handle and not on the door to avoid the door being opened whilst being read by touch. The top of room number signs should be at 1600mm from floor level.

Lifts
Floor storey numbers on signs in lifts need to be a minimum of 100mm in height and sited between 900 and 1200mm above the car floor.

 



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