Use a Braille Translator – It’s the Law

There are many ways to save money in the production process for ADA signage but skipping out on this necessary step isn't one of them.

Don’t try to save money by avoiding the use of a Braille translator. The law requires that all Braille be translated into a form of shorthand. A translator is the only way to make sure that your signs are correct.

Your engraving machine may come equipped with the translator. The Braille font, which is not the same as the translator, is another important issue. Although the California font is only required in California, it is legal throughout the country, and the increased spacing between Braille cells makes the Braille you produce more readable for beginner readers. Some engraving equipment packages also include California Braille fonts.

-Sharon Toji, The ADA Sign Lady

VIDEO: How to Create an ADA Braille Sign

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Sharon Toji

Sharon, also known as The ADA Sign Lady, is the president of ADA Sign Products, as well as a consultant for the company. She's authored a manual, “Signs and the ADA,” and began her journey in ADA signage in 1980.

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