Braille and Tactile Decals

Braille and Tactile Decals

Braille and tactile decals are an effective and economical method to increase the accessibility of your facilities and the devices within them. Our labels are self-adhesive and can be printed with raised braille lettering, raised pictograms, and graphics.

Our custom produced decals and stickers offer a branded and practical solution for your organization.

Types of Accessible Decals

Braille

Braille is a form of tactile writing learned and used by the visually impaired, including individuals who are blind, deafblind, or who have low vision. The raised pattern of dots represent different characters and can be read with the eyes, as well. Braille signs have domed or rounded braille dots with a height of 0.6 to 0.9mm and a base diameter of 1.5 to 1.6mm. Contracted braille is used for signs with sentences comprised of 10 or more words, and uncontracted braille is used for floor directories and signs with 10 words or less.

Tactile

Tactile means “understood through sense of touch”. Characters and pictograms are raised 0.8 to 1.5 mm above the surface, and have Grade 1 Braille located directly below the associated pictograph or large text. All doors within the public spaces of a facility should be identified with tactile signage.

Are Your Self-Service Kiosks Accessible?

Under the general requirements of the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), all public sector organizations must make new self-service kiosks accessible. Moreover, private sector organizations should also take accessibility into account when they design, procure, or acquire new kiosks. Accessible self-service kiosks allow organizations to serve more customers.

Self-service kiosks are electronic terminals that users can interact with. Customers or clients can use them to access products or services without staff assistance. 

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11

Self-Service Kiosks Can Be Used For:

Checking out at stores

Order food at restaurants

Buy tickets at theatres

Check in at airports

Withdraw money at bank

Print ID in offices

Customers With Print Disabilities

Under the Customer Service Standards of the AODA, organizations must serve customers with print disabilities. A print disability impacts someone’s ability to read printed material. For instance, people with print disabilities may:

  • Be blind, visually impaired, or deafblind
  • Have a learning disability that affects reading
  • Have a physical disability that affects their ability to hold or turn pages

Decals to the Rescue

Our braille decals and labels can be made to adhered to different surfaces making them a versatile and flexible option for all facets of your facility including self-service kiosks. This is a great way to retrofit your existing equipment and quickly make your kiosks more accessible to those with print disabilities. 

Our custom decal service allows you the freedom to:

  • Craft any message you need in both braille and tactile characters
  • Enhance your kiosks with designs that match your branding
  • Create decal shapes that fit  your unique equipment

 

Areas that you may require accessible decals:

Braille & Tactile Decals FAQs

Braille decals are adhesive labels with raised braille dots and tactile text designed for people who are visually impaired. They can be applied to various surfaces to provide accessibility information.

Braille decals are typically made from durable, adhesive-backed materials such as vinyl or polyester that can withstand regular use and cleaning.

Yes, we produced braille signs that are weatherproof.

Clean the surface where the decal will be applied, peel off the backing, and carefully position the decal. Press firmly to ensure it adheres well.

Braille decals can be applied to a variety of smooth, clean surfaces such as doors, walls, handrails, and equipment.

We can produce decals to adhere to most surfaces. We offer both permanent and temporary options. Let us know what surface you’ll be adhering to and how long you’ll intend on using it – and we’ll recommend the best option.

Yes, we offer customization options for braille decals, including specific text, logos, colors, and sizes to meet your unique needs.

Just contact us or fill out our quick and easy quote form to get the process started. Our team will reach out to discuss and confirm your specific needs.

Provide the text content, any specific symbols or logos, preferred size, material, and color preferences. You can also provide us with your own custom artwork.

Time may vary, but decals can be produced in as little as 24 hours.

Yes, we can provide samples to help you evaluate the quality and design before committing to a larger order.

There are no minimum orders. However, pricing per unit will decrease as the order amount increases.

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