Commercial Braille Printing

Commercial Braille Printing

If you’re like the vast majority of modern businesses, you’re working hard to make your public spaces as accessible as possible to everyone. Incorporating braille into your printed products and signs is not only required for many businesses by law, but it also gives visually impaired individuals the equality they deserve when navigating the world.

Braille printing opens up a world of accessibility, personal security and independence. It also gives the visually impaired the equal opportunities to work, study and navigate the world. There is no substitute for this freedom, and there is currently no digital alternative that can completely replace printed braille.

SunDance can work with you to create ADA-compliant signs, menus, catalogs, brochures and much more for your business.

ADA-Compliant Braille Signage

When it comes to Braille signage, how can you be sure your signs meet local, state and federal regulations? This can be a complicated process and you don’t want to suffer from lack of knowledge or outdated guidelines. We can help you navigate pitfalls and follow the guidelines necessary to create compliant signs.

Though the regulations are several layers deep, we can brief you on the five most common ADA signage rules and lay out the exact parameters you need to follow when making wayfinding and navigating signs. When you partner with SunDance, you can rest assured that your braille sign will be fully ADA-compliant and follow all current regulations set out by local, state and federal entities.

When it comes to installation, we can work with you to make sure your tactile sign is mounted at the correct height to meet ADA regulations.

Importance of Accessibility and Inclusivity

Being inclusive and accessible can be a make or break for your business. Being compliant with current ADA regulations allows you to provide access and amenities in public places for people with disabilities.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, businesses and governments are required to make accommodations for people who are legally disabled. And the cost of a non-compliance violation is not trivial: The first violation is $75k and each additional offence is $150k.

But at the end of the day, it’s not just about fines or complying with laws, it’s about creating an environment that is fully accessible to everyone—including those with visual disabilities.

Designing Braille Signage

Several important factors come into play when designing an ADA-compliant braille sign:

  • Font choices—While serif fonts are easier to read by sight, the opposite is true for tactile reading. That is why the ADA regulations require fonts for any tactile lettering on your braille sign. This means that any letters that can be identified by touch need to be in a sans serif font (such as Helvetica or Arial).
  • Font treatment—Tactile lettering also needs to be in uppercase, and cannot be italic, oblique, script or decorative.
  • Font size and kerning—There are strict guidelines in place for the width and height of letters, as well as character spacing requirements. We can help you navigate these specifics during the design process so that you are assured of your sign compliance down to the smallest detail

Keep in mind, some states have stricter regulations. For example, California requires ‘Grade III’ braille, which has increased spacing requirements. We can help you navigate these variances to make sure your project is fully compliant on a local level.

It may seem overwhelming, but these guidelines don’t mean you have to have a dull, unattractive sign. Your signage can still be beautiful and functional with the help of creative design techniques, background features and more.

Our team will help you create a sign that follows all the necessary guidelines and still works well for your brand and desired aesthetic. We can also print braille on a variety of substrates that meet all necessary standards while adding a unique touch to your tactile signage.

Braille Book Printing

Braille is an extremely important tool when it comes to literacy for the visually impaired. Studies show that the availability of braille plays a critical role in both educational advancement and employment prospects.

When you are printing braille materials, you want to make sure that your documents are accurate and consistent. Just as poor print quality can cause text to be unreadable, low braille dot height negatively affects readability.

Misplaced dots or low profiles also cause inconsistencies that can make reading difficult and frustrating. We will work with you to create braille documents that are clear and easy to read. Using the proper height and alignment, we can ensure that braille characters land exactly where they should on the page and readers are not slowed down by sloppy braille printing techniques

Braille Printed Materials

Does your company have clients who are blind and would appreciate reading your brochures, documents, forms and statements in braille? If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place.

We can create print braille for a wide variety of uses:

  • Food and medicine labels
  • Bills, invoices and receipts
  • School books and materials
  • Legal paperwork
  • Study guides
  • Menus and nutrition guides
  • And much, much more!

Quality and Durability

One of the most important characteristics of high-quality braille is the height of the braille dot itself. Inconsistent heights and low-profile braille dots are difficult to read, whereas higher braille dots are naturally easier to read.

When it comes to braille printing, dots should all be in the correct position, with consistent height and spacing. This consistency and precision help create a perfectly formed braille do that makes reading much easier and faster.

The specific shape of a braille dot gives readers a specific tactile reading experience that defines the braille technique. SunDance’s state-of-the-art technology allows us to emboss the perfect braille dot shape each and every time.

Our Process

SunDance can help you create a positive and seamless reading experience for your customers by creating high-quality braille documents. We will use professional translation software to transcribe your documents, or with professionals to proofread your materials when needed.

Your printed projects will be embossed using high-quality braille paper and state-of-the-art braille embossers. Our ADA-compliant signs use high-quality materials and techniques to make sure they follow ADA guidelines as well as your brand standards.

Contact a SunDance customer service rep today to find out more about creating high-quality braille signs, books, brochures and more.

Location & Hours

SunDance is located in south Orlando, near the interesections of The Beachline (SR528), Orange Blossom Trail (US17-92), and Florida's Turnpike (SR91). Just minutes from The Orange County Convention Center, International Drive, the attractions and Downtown Orlando, we service most of the Central Florida Area.

9564 Delegates Dr.
Building A
Orlando, FL 32837
Local & Sales: 844-42-PRINT
Operations: 407-734-7444
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