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Note: This document or portion of document references a state or local code that aligns with the 2010 ADA Standards requirements.

11B-216.2 Designations.

Interior and exterior signs identifying permanent rooms and spaces shall comply with Sections 11B-703.1 _|Signs; General|_ 11B-703.2 _|Signs; Raised Characters|_, 11B-703.3 _|Braille|_, and 11B-703.5 _|Signs; Visual Characters|_. Where pictograms are provided as designations of permanent rooms and spaces, the pictograms shall comply with Section 11B-703.6 and shall have text descriptors complying with Sections 11B-703.2 and 11B-703.5.

Exception:  Exterior signs that are not located at the door to the space they serve shall not be required to comply with Section 11B-703.2.  

ETA Editor's Note

The Exception at 11B-216.2 does not mention that Braille is also not required at exterior signs that are not located at the door to the space that they serve, but this is inferable from the fact that the requirement for Braille is contained within 11B-703.2, as are the requirements pertaining to the height and location of tactile signs.

[2010 ADAS] Advisory 216.2 Designations.  Section 216.2 applies to signs that provide designations, labels, or names for interior rooms or spaces where the sign is not likely to change over time. Examples include interior signs labeling restrooms, room and floor numbers or letters, and room names. Tactile text descriptors are required for pictograms that are provided to label or identify a permanent room or space. Pictograms that provide information about a room or space, such as "no smoking," occupant logos, and the International Symbol of Accessibility, are not required to have text descriptors.

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 Advisory 11B-216.2 Designations.  People with visual impairments benefit from tactile signs containing raised characters and/or symbols and accompanying Braille. They also benefit from an orderly scheme of consecutive room numbers for way-finding, though way-finding is not required by code. Tactile exit signs complying with Chapter 10 contribute to a safe environment for people with visual impairments. ◼


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