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Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign

Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign White Paper Performance Assessment Template

The Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign White Paper presents the case for a new generation of exit signs to to be used in all forms of transportation, facilities and buildings.

The White Paper discusses the many complex issues that have lead to the develop of this initiative and argues for the support of these new emergency and exit signs.

The White Paper includes an Appendix, which is titled Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign White Paper Performance Assessment Template by Lee Wilson Version 1.0

The performance-based template provides support to accept the use of The Accessible Exit Sign Project signage as a variation from the prescriptive ‘Deemed-to-Satisfy’ provisions of the building code.

The template also provides support for this approach with consideration to the content of the White Paper. It proposes the use of a performance-based building solution to accept that emergency egress and exit signage provided throughout the building will adopt a best practice ‘universal design’ approach and argues that this approach provides a safer solution for all building occupants, including people with disabilities.

The proposed signs presented in the assessment form part of the ‘Accessible Exit Sign Project’, which adopt the ‘Accessible Means of Egress Icon’ on all emergency egress and exit signage used throughout the building.

Please click the image of the cover of the Performance Assessment Template cover below to open the document, which can then be downloaded directly to your computer.

Download as a PDF document

Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign Performance Assessment Template Cover Image from the document. It says the name of the document, by Lee Wilson MAIPM C. Build E MCABE PEng(UK) MSPE MWOBO. It is a picture of an airport with exit signage overhead. The first sign is a running person green exit sign pointing down to the stairs, the rear sign is a running person with a wheelchair person both moving to the left together. The arrow points ahead.

Download as a Microsoft Word document

Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign Performance Assessment Template Cover Image from the document. It says the name of the document, by Lee Wilson MAIPM C. Build E MCABE PEng(UK) MSPE MWOBO. It is a picture of an airport with exit signage overhead. The first sign is a running person green exit sign pointing down to the stairs, the rear sign is a running person with a wheelchair person both moving to the left together. The arrow points ahead.

Download as a plain text document

Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign Performance Assessment Template Cover Image from the document. It says the name of the document, by Lee Wilson MAIPM C. Build E MCABE PEng(UK) MSPE MWOBO. It is a picture of an airport with exit signage overhead. The first sign is a running person green exit sign pointing down to the stairs, the rear sign is a running person with a wheelchair person both moving to the left together. The arrow points ahead.

Please remember to read and adhere to the licence agreement, by downloading this file it is considered acceptance of the terms of the licence. Thank you

Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign Official Launch

Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign is an initiative of The Accessible Exit Sign Project.

Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign Laptop SkinThe Project is an international awareness campaign that promotes the need for an accessible means of egress. The objectives of the Project are to start discussions between industry stakeholders, disability groups, legislators, developers, and insurers etc, to look at better building design solutions that provide safer buildings, reduce risk and meet the needs of all occupants.

A critical part of safe evacuations is providing clear wayfinding information for all occupants, with appropriate exit signage to identify the accessible exits, refuge areas, evacuation lifts and other evacuation devices.

The Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign concept presents a case to support the use of these signs in all buildings, which can provide a safer built environment. This justification and rationale for adopting the new accessible exit signs is detailed within a comprehensive White Paper.

The approach taken when preparing the White Paper has been to release a combination of mediums, including a website, audio files and a document in accessible formats. These are now available for download.

Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign Website Screen Image

Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign Video

We are very excited to let everyone know that the Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign promotional video has also now been released.

It is available on the Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign website at the moment, as well as on YouTube. It will be loaded onto a dedicated page on this website very soon.

Check out the new website too, there’s lots of great information.

The Accessible Exit Sign Project promotional video

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the The Accessible Exit Sign Project promotional video has been released.

It is available on the Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign website at the moment, as well as on YouTube. It will be loaded onto a dedicated page on this website very soon.

Enjoy!