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Note: Portions of this document or referenced document qualify for 2013 CBC Section 11B-202.4, Exception 2, and all or part of this information may only apply to California “Safe Harbored” elements addressed in that Exception.

11B-703.3.1 Dimensions and capitalization.

Braille dots shall have a domed or rounded shape and shall comply with Table 11B-703.3.1. The indication of an uppercase letter or letters shall only be used before the first word of sentences, proper nouns and names, individual letters of the alphabet, initials, and acronyms.

[S.H. 1117B.5.6]

TABLE 11B-703.3.1




Dot base diameter

0.059 (1.5 mm) to 0.063 (1.6 mm)

Distance between two dots in the same cell1

0.100 (2.5 mm)

Distance between corresponding dots in adjacent cells1

0.300 (7.6 mm)

Dot height

0.025 (0.6 mm) to 0.037 (0.9 mm)

Distance between corresponding dots from one cell directly below1

0.395 (10 mm) to 0.400 (10.2 mm)

1. Measured center to center.

ETA Editor's Note

Table 11B-703.3.1 in 2013 CBC is the same as Table 703.3.1 in 2010 ADAS, except for distance between dots in the same cell or adjacent cells.  2010 ADAS allows a range, while 2013 CBC prescribes the maximum spacing allowed by 2010 ADAS.  When dealing with sign manufacturers or elevator companies whose scope of operations extends outside California, extra diligence is necessary to ensure that 2013 CBC Braille specifications are followed.

Six Braille cells are shown indicating what is meant by “dot diameter,” “distance between dots in the same cell,” “distance between dots in adjacent cells,” “distance between corresponding dots from one cell directly below” in Table 703.3.1.

FIGURE 11B-703.3.1 ‡‡



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