Some business owners don’t see much benefit in having braille signs. However, these business owners are failing to see the big picture that others cannot. The National Institutes of Health estimate the number of legally blind people in America to be around one million. In Texas alone, there are over 700,000 people living with visual disability of some kind, according to the National Federation of the Blind. Now imagine how many of those people live in the Greater Houston Area.
Uses of Braille Signs
If you don’t have braille signs, you could be losing out on a lot of potential business from customers who are visually impaired. You’re also limiting your pool of potential employees and could be missing out on a great visually impaired candidate. Putting up braille signs is also just the right thing to do. Furthermore, it’s the law.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. That initial law has also inspired subsequent state and municipal laws. As a business, you are required to have braille signs as well as signs with big, bold, easy to read text in specific areas, otherwise, you could be fined. However, these laws are not the same everywhere, and they don’t apply equally to every business. The kinds and number of braille signs you need if you manage a large office in the Central Business District of Houston might be different from the types and quantity of braille signs you need running a small boutique in Bellaire.
Houston Graphic Signs for Your Braille Signs Needs
That’s why you need to work with a local sign and graphics company who knows and understands the laws and can help you order the proper type of braille sign or wall plaque that is correct for your business. Houston Graphic Signs can help you get precisely the braille signs your business needs.