Provide context-appropriate wayfinding in all outdoor areas and entrances
Rationale: Accessible, clear, and comprehensive navigational signage placed at key locations supports those with varying cognitive and physical abilities, decreasing anxiety associated with wayfinding and promoting walkability in both indoor and outdoor settings for all.
Demonstrate compliance with the below:
Wayfinding Practices for Outdoor Locations (Full Credit):
Provide pedestrian-oriented navigational wayfinding practices that meet all of the following requirements:
- Include navigational signage within 100-feet or 30-meters of each of the following outdoor areas, as available within the project:
- a main building entrance at a minimum of 51% of all regularly occupied buildings.
- all on-site outdoor space amenities (parks, plazas, gardens, outdoor fitness areas, walking trails, open spaces, and rooftops).
- Install exterior signage at all main building entrances.
- Ensure that signage provides directions to the following outdoor areas, as available within the project:
- shared outdoor spaces (such as walking paths, bike paths, gardens, or fitness area)
- building entrances
- shared amenities
- transit or shuttle stop(s)
- farmers market
- grocery or food market.
- Implement all of the following design guidelines for all installed signage:
- utilizes contrasting colors to maximize legibility for visually impaired
- includes symbols along with destinations (such as restrooms)
- is placed a minimum of 48 inches and a maximum of 60 inches from the floor
- be made of durable materials
- a uniform design is used throughout the project.
Types of compliance documentation required:
- Annotated plans
- Annotated maps
- Annotated design drawings