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An AIA Continuing Education Program


Credit for this course is 1 AIA/CES Learning Units (HSW)
Wayfinding & ADA Signage Wayfinding & ADA Signage
Wayfinding & ADA Signage
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Creative Sign Designs is a Registered
Provider with The American Institute of
Architects Continuing Education Systems.
Credit earned on completion of the program
will be reported to CES Records for
AIA members.
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This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing
professional education. As such, it does not include content
that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or
endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any
method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing
in any material or product.
Questions related to specific materials, methods, and
services will be addressed at the conclusion of this
presentation.
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Copyright Materials
This presentation is protected by US and
International copyright laws. Reproduction,
distribution, display and use of the presentation
without written permission of the speaker is
prohibited.
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Course Objectives
What is Wayfinding
Understanding Wayfinding and its applications
Symbols and Universal Design
ADA Accessible Signage
ADA Codes
Best Practices
Case Studies
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What Is Wayfinding What Is Wayfinding
What Is Wayfinding
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What Is Wayfinding
Wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in
which people and animals orient themselves
in physical space and navigate from place to
place.
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Wayfinding Familiarizes People
in Physical Spaces
Wayfinding Familiarizes People
Wayfinding Familiarizes People
in Physical Spaces
in Physical Spaces
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What Is Wayfinding
A central component of wayfinding design is
signage. The wayfinding design and signage
systems work together to create a
comfortable environment for your visitors.
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Location: Clear and Legible
Messages
Location: Clear and Legible
Location: Clear and Legible
Messages
Messages
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What Is Wayfinding
Messages presented on signage systems
minimize visitors natural confusion when
arriving and navigating a new and unfamiliar
facility.
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Understanding Wayfinding Understanding Wayfinding
Understanding Wayfinding
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Wayfinding and Its Uses
Different environments require different
wayfinding solutions.
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Wayfinding and Its Uses
Two unique categories of wayfinding signage.
Interior Signage
Exterior Signage
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Interior Signage - Identification Interior Signage
Interior Signage
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Identification
Identification
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Interior Signage - Directional Interior Signage
Interior Signage
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Directional
Directional
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Interior Signage - Orientation Interior Signage
Interior Signage
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Orientation
Orientation
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Interior Signage - Regulatory Interior Signage
Interior Signage
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Regulatory
Regulatory
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Exterior Signage - Identification Exterior Signage
Exterior Signage
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Identification
Identification
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Exterior Signage - Directional Exterior Signage
Exterior Signage
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Directional
Directional
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Exterior Signage - Regulatory Exterior Signage
Exterior Signage
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Regulatory
Regulatory
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Symbols & Universal Design Symbols & Universal Design
Symbols & Universal Design
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Symbols & Universal Design
Symbols communicate verbal messages,
enhance the words on signage and resonate
visually with all visually disabled people
including those who do not speak the native
language.
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Restrooms Restrooms
Restrooms
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AIGA 50 Symbols AIGA 50 Symbols
AIGA 50 Symbols
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Bar Bar
Bar
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Waiting Area Waiting Area
Waiting Area
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Shops Shops
Shops
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Ticket Purchase Ticket Purchase
Ticket Purchase
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Exit Exit
Exit
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Baggage Lockers Baggage Lockers
Baggage Lockers
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Currency Exchange Currency Exchange
Currency Exchange
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Customs Customs
Customs
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Lost and Found Lost and Found
Lost and Found
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Arriving Flights Arriving Flights
Arriving Flights
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Symbols & Universal Design
Although Symbol are meant to communicate
a messages, sometimes they fail to make a
wayfinding system work effectively.
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Too Many Colors & Symbols Too Many Colors & Symbols
Too Many Colors & Symbols
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Unreadable Symbols Unreadable Symbols
Unreadable Symbols
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ADA Accessible Signage ADA Accessible Signage
ADA Accessible Signage
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What Is The ADA
The ADA protects the civil rights of people
with disabilities in employment and access to
goods and services. In J uly 1991 the ADA
legislation and supporting guidelines were
published in the Department of J ustice
Federal Register.
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Title III Public Facilities Title III
Title III


Public Facilities
Public Facilities
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The Blind The Blind
The Blind
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Visually Impaired Visually Impaired
Visually Impaired
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2010 ADA
Accessibility
Standard
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State Accessibility Codes State Accessibility Codes
State Accessibility Codes
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Title 24 & Symbols
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Three Primary Sign Types Three Primary Sign Types
Three Primary Sign Types
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Temporary Signs Do Not Apply Temporary Signs Do Not Apply
Temporary Signs Do Not Apply
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Current Guidelines Current Guidelines
Current Guidelines
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Wide Kerning - No less than 1/8 between the 2 closest
points of adjacent characters.
Current Guidelines
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Mounting Height for Room ID Mounting Height for Room ID
Mounting Height for Room ID
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Ceiling or Projecting Ceiling or Projecting
Ceiling or Projecting
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Best Practices Best Practices
Best Practices
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Case Studies
Case Studies
Case Studies
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Project: Baycare Outpatient Center at
Hampton Lakes
Market: Healthcare
Location: Tampa, Florida
Case Study
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Project: Seminole State College Exterior
Wayfinding Project
Market: Education
Location: Lake Mary, FL
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Project: Diagnostic Clinic
Market: Healthcare
Location: Largo, FL
Case Study
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Questions?
This concludes The American Institute of
Architects Continuing Education Systems Program