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An AIA Continuing Education Program Credit for this course is 1 AIA/CES Learning Units (HSW)

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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Course Objectives • • • • • • •

What is Wayfinding Understanding Wayfinding and it’s applications Symbols and Universal Design ADA Accessible Signage ADA Codes Best Practices Case Studies

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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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Insert graphic of mouse and maze

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Wayfinding Familiarizes People 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

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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

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Wayfinding and It’s Uses Different environments require different wayfinding solutions.

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Wayfinding and It’s Uses Two unique categories of wayfinding signage. • Interior Signage • Exterior Signage

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Interior Signage - Identification

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Interior Signage - Directional

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Interior Signage - Orientation

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Interior Signage - Regulatory

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Exterior Signage - Identification

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Exterior Signage - Directional

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Exterior Signage - Regulatory

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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

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AIGA 50 Symbols

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Bar

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Waiting Area

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Shops

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Ticket Purchase

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Exit

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Baggage Lockers

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Currency Exchange

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Customs

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Lost and Found

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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

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Unreadable Symbols

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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 July 1991 the ADA legislation and supporting guidelines were published in the Department of Justice Federal Register.

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Title III – Public Facilities

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The Blind

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Visually Impaired

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2010 ADA Accessibility Standard

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State Accessibility Codes

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Title 24 & Symbols

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Three Primary Sign Types

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Temporary Signs Do Not Apply

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Current Guidelines

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Current Guidelines Wide Kerning - No less than 1/8� between the 2 closest points of adjacent characters.

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Mounting Height for Room ID

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Ceiling or Projecting

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Best Practices

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Case Study Project:

Baycare Outpatient Center at Hampton Lakes

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Healthcare

Location:

Tampa, Florida

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Case Study Project:

Seminole State College Exterior Wayfinding Project

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Education

Location:

Lake Mary, FL

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Case Study Project:

Diagnostic Clinic

Market:

Healthcare

Location:

Largo, FL

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Questions? This concludes The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems Program

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