Legibility for Users with Visual Disabilities

  • Theresa De Lobo
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


The aim of the research is to highlight the design for users with visual disabilities. In order to ensure validity, objectivity, and accurately information the following requirements were considered: Talking Signs, Tactile Maps, Floor Markings, Dual Signs, Color Contrast and Sans-serif Letters [3].

In conclusion, wayfinding systems are very important for disabled users and also guidelines recommended by the ADA and ANSI which includes the use of certain fonts, sizes, colors, contrasts, shapes, symbols, finishes, heights, and legibility. It is also recommended that a standard system be used to reduce confusion among users and to make it easier for new signs to be made [4].Hopefully teaching new guidelines and encourage new ideas for identification and instructional signage will help to make a more effective and easily manageable system for the disabled users and for the entire population [5].


Wayfinding Disabled Sign System Signage Environmental Graphic Design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theresa De Lobo
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  1. 1.Unidcom/IADELisbonPortugal

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