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Braille Signs at Your Fingertips: What You Need to Know

- 6/11/2014 12:09:21 PM
Braille Signs at Your Fingertips: What You Need to Know

The language of Braille, similar to the form still used today, was invented in the 19th century by Louis Braille, a student at the National Institute for Blind Youth in Paris, France. After experiencing frustration with the ineffectiveness of the day’s current reading system for the blind, which primarily consisted of tracing raised letters with one’s fingers, a young Mr. Braille created an improved reading system. This new method, which was loosely based on a touch-based military code, used raised dots. Once learned, braille enabled reading at a much faster pace.

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Caution Warning Signs Can Help Reduce Pedestrian Accidents

- 5/22/2014 12:04:37 PM
Caution Warning Signs Can Help Reduce Pedestrian Accidents

Strategically placed pedestrian crossing signs, such signs with pictorials of people walking or crossing the street are an effective way of reducing driver speed in residential communities as well as busy city streets. By making motorists aware that people may be crossing the street at an upcoming crosswalk or intersection, drivers can be better prepared to scan and slow down for these pedestrians. Moreover, a pedestrian crossing sign can help such pedestrians find a safer place to cross the street while minding traffic laws.

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Post Informational Signs for Hybrid Electric Vehicle’ Charging Stations

- 4/10/2014 3:26:37 PM
Post Informational Signs for Hybrid Electric Vehicle’ Charging Stations

Post Informational Signs for Hybrid Electric Vehicle’ Charging Stations

It might be easy to dismiss squabbles associated with hybrid electric vehicle charging stations as a high class problem. Yet according to JD Power and Associates, these vehicles are expected to account for 10 percent of all vehicles on the road by 2015, which makes it an issue for everyone especially business owners.

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Reflective Sheeting Types and Stop Signs

- 3/12/2014 5:07:18 PM
Reflective Sheeting Types and Stop Signs

Upgrades Available to the Highly Recognized Stop Sign

Stop signs are so ubiquitous to our fast-paced, modern way of life that most of us rarely sit down and think about what goes into making such a universally recognized sign. For instance, did you know that using the color “red” for stop signs extended from the railroads, which signaled “red” to stop trains?

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Manage Building Compliance with Proper Stairway Identification Signs

- 2/7/2014 3:02:31 PM
Manage Building Compliance with Proper Stairway Identification Signs

As the owner or manager of a large, multi-storied building, parking lot structure or other such facility, you know that keeping the building in compliance with various regulatory codes and rules is essential. This is especially true with stairwell identification signs that help occupants quickly exit the building in the case of a fire or other emergency. Yet as you get busy and concerned with more pressing and immediate matters, you can overlook details associated with building compliance.

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Custom Braille Signage for the State of California and Beyond

- 1/24/2014 3:41:41 PM
Custom Braille Signage for the State of California and Beyond

The state of California is very much like its own country. With a diverse population of 38M (according to the most recent government census) and a gross state product (GSP) of almost $2 trillion (rivaling Spain and Italy), the Golden State is in many ways like a country within a country. Add to this the fact that the state has many of its own laws, regulations, and enforcements, and it is no wonder why the notion of California being its own country is such a common one. 

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