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2013 Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines (FSORAG)

703.7 Symbols of Accessibility.

Symbols of accessibility shall comply with 703.7.

703.7.1 Finish and Contrast.

Symbols of accessibility and their background shall have a non-glare finish. Symbols of accessibility shall contrast with their background with either a light symbol on a dark background or a dark symbol on a light background.

Advisory 703.7.1 Finish and Contrast. Signs are more legible for persons with low vision when characters contrast as much as possible with their background. Additional factors affecting the ease with which the text can be distinguished from its background include shadows cast by lighting sources, surface glare, and the uniformity of the text and background colors and textures. 

703.7.2.1 International Symbol of Accessibility.

The International Symbol of Accessibility shall comply with Figure 703.7.2.1.

icon for the international symbol of accessibility

This symbol is to be posted at the following locations:

 At designated accessible parking spaces (F216.5)

  • where a total of 5 or more parking spaces, including accessible parking spaces, are at a site (F216.5.1)
  • van parking space must be signed as “van accessible”.(F216.5)

 If the main entrance to a building is not accessible, the ISA and an arrow to be posted to direct to closest accessible entrance. (F216.6)

 Accessible restrooms and bathing facilities.(F216.8)

 Accessible Area of Refuge inside multi story buildings (F216.4.2)

 Accessible means of egress out of a building (F216.4.3)

 If an entrance or elevator is not accessible, the ISA and an arrow are to be posted to direct to closest accessible (F216.7


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