The wayfinding sign system on RIT's campus has served it's purpose extremely well, though
it was time for an update. Although this proposal is very similar to the existing signage, the
main objective was to increase legibility, as well as to bring
it more in line with RIT's brand.
The entire proposal was heavily influenced by the ADA (American Disabilities Act) guidelines and requirements for accessibility of wayfinding signs and sign systems.
The ADA guidelines are quite strict, but for good reason. The ADA has created these guidelines to help make facilities more accessible for everyone, including those who may require special accommodations to get around, especially the visually impaired.