Signposting for your cafe

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Signposting for your cafe

If your cafe is a little of the beaten track, it can be hard to attract walk-in customers. However, rather than thinking of the location you are in as a roadblock, think of it as an opportunity. You are a hidden gem that people will discover and tell their friends about. You are a hideaway from the drag of day-to-day life. In order to spread the word, you need to have some great signs around the place, not just big billboards, but quirky signs that people remember and want to follow. Come inside and learn about signposting your cafe, your way.

Where Do You Need Braille Signs In The Workplace?

Braille signs need to be installed in a variety of locations in the workplace. The first step is determining where identical signs are needed, then deciding what type of sign is needed, and finally selecting the best mounting option for the location. 

In the workplace, braille signs are necessary to identify rooms and facilitate wayfinding for employees with visual impairments. It is important to note that doors should be installed with both raised lettering and braille so that employees will know the room name and function.  

To help you get started, here is a list of four common areas and locations where braille tactile signs are needed.

1. Braille Signs Are Needed In Building Entrances

The most important place for any business to have braille signs is at the entrance of the building. This does not mean that you need to have individual braille signs for every door, but rather that you should have a sign by each entrance that indicates where the building is and what's inside it.

These kinds of signs are especially important in buildings with multiple entrances. Without these signs, it can be difficult for visually impaired people to find their way around the building, which can be dangerous if they get lost or confused.

2. Braille Signs Are Needed Inside Lifts 

Many lifts have buttons that are labeled with braille. The numbers or letters that are embossed on the buttons represent what floor you call the lift towards. Instead of the buttons being raised, they lay flat on the wall or panel. Most people do not notice these signs because they are so small. However, they can be very helpful for those who cannot see well or not at all. They help them find their way around a large building quickly and independently. If your business has a lift, it is wise to add a braille sign next to each button so that everyone can use it efficiently.

3. Braille Signs Are Needed At The Door Of Every Stairwell Or Exit Route

People who are blind or have low vision need to be able to find exit routes in the case of an emergency. Braille signs give them this ability.

The door of every stairwell and exit route must be marked with a braille sign. The sign needs to list the floor number, direction of travel, and fire safety information.

Braille signs should ideally be installed on the latch side of the door, at an appropriate height above the floor, and on the wall adjacent to the frame. They need to be placed at a height that's within arm's reach. In multi-storey buildings, there should also be braille signs on each landing pointing towards exits.

4. Braille Signs Are Needed In Restrooms

Braille signs are needed to ensure blind and visually impaired people have access to public workplace spaces, especially workplace restrooms where there are many potential hazards present such as wet floors, sharp edges on sinks, toilets, and other fixtures, and hot water from showers or faucets that could cause serious burns if not properly labeled with tactile markings such as raised letters and symbols.

Braille tactile signs are an important part of making your workplace accessible and inclusive. For more information about braille signs, chat with a professional today.