Universal Design Meets the Exit Sign is an initiative of The Accessible Exit Sign Project.
The 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. The White Paper was first presented at the Association of Consultants in Access Australia National Conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in October 2015. Later, in August 2016 is was presented at the Sydney Universal Design Conference.
The White Paper can be downloaded from the accompanying website https://universaldesignmeetstheexitsign.com in various formats.
For ease of reference, you can download the White Paper and the Appendix to the White Paper below by clicking the images.