Accessible And Attractive Signs
I always keep telling people that in order to make something accessible, it is not necessary to compromise on the quality. Today I just saw another evidence for this. I went to FastSigns in Alexandria. Kirby showed me a couple of really impressive things.
You have probably seen those large plastic signs beside doors with a Braille number and a raised printed number, to help blind and visually impaired people find the right place. I went to FastSigns to get an idea of what kinds of signs are out there, and get more familiar with the technology. I figured there must be something nicer and more creative. And there it was.
Kirby showed me a bunch of different door signs, with really nice designs, and a nice array of materials. He only showed me one plastic one. Some are also very creative, behind the number, under a see-through material, you can place a paper with more information. This way, you can display the person's name at the door, and after a major office relocation, it is not necessary to redo the signs, only the papers. And FastSigns will do all of it.
But what I was most happy about was that Kirby is very familiar with the ADA legislation, so he will not only create the signs, but he will help customers place them at the right place.
And just for the completeness of information, does many other types of work, large banners, trade-show materials, logo design, etc. And I am by no means affiliated by them, I only like what they do.