UNIVERSAL ACCESS SYMBOLS
The wheelchair symbol indicates access for individuals with limited mobility,
including wheelchair users. Remember that a ramped entrance is not completely accessible if there are no curb cuts, and an elevator is not accessible if it can only be reached via steps.
Large print is indicated by the words: "Large Print," printed in 18 pt. or larger text. In addition to identifying large print versions of books, pamphlets, museum guides and theater programs, you may use the symbol on conference or membership forms with large print. Sans serif or modified serif print with high contrast is important, and special attention should be paid to letter and word spacing.
Access (Other Than Print or Braille) for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision
This symbol indicates access for people who are blind or have low vision, best used in places such as: a guided tour, a tactile tour or a museum exhibition that may be touched. Signs and presentation materials should be produced in contrasting colours and printed clearly in a large font.
Assistive Listening Systems
These systems transmit amplified sound via hearing aids, headsets or other devices.
Blind or low vision people may enjoy performing arts, visual arts, television, video, and film that offers live commentary or narration (via headphones and a small transmitter) of visual elements provided by a trained Audio Describer.
This symbol indicates that printed material is available in Braille, including exhibition labeling, publications and signage.
Closed Captioning (CC)
Closed Captioning (CC) (commonly known as subtitles) enables people who are deaf or hard of hearing to read a transcript of the audio portion of a video, film, exhibition or other presentation. As the video plays, text captions transcribe (although not always verbatim) speech and other relevant sounds.
Knowing where to find what you need is almost as valuable as finding it. The information symbol indicates the location for specific information or materials concerning access, such as "LARGE PRINT" materials, audio cassette recordings of materials, or sign interpreted tours.
Sign Language Interpretation
The symbol indicates that Sign Language Interpretation is provided for a lecture, tour, film, performance, conference or other program.
Telephone Typewriter (TTY)
This device is also known as a text telephone (TT), or telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD). TTY indicates the presence of a device used with the telephone for communication with and between deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and/or hearing, persons.