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Symbols and Pictograms

Symbols and pictograms are excellent for identifying many site features, including washrooms and public telephones. Use symbols and pictograms for both print and raised print signs.

All symbols and pictograms need to be accessible and should therefore be colour contrasted by at least 70 per cent to the surface of the sign and accompanied by uncontracted braille placed below the pictogram. Further information is provided in Colour and Brightness Contrast.

As with characters on raised print signs, pictograms and symbols should be raised 0.8 – 1.5 mm from the surrounding surface. They should be larger than characters and at least 150 mm in height.