All digital signage devices at Indiana University must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Designs by Capital Projects ensure a proper installation which is accessible according to ADA Title 3 compliance.
Capital Projects will assist with:
- Design of installation
- Facility Operations installation
(Construction, electrical power, wall structure/support, in-wall components, mounting, IU network systems wiring and connectivity.)
It is the responsibility of digital sign managers and content creators to deploy content which is accessible to visually impaired persons.
The quality of graphics and the legibility of your text has a big impact on the chances of your content being noticed. The nature of push marketing with digital devices is akin to billboard advertising on a roadway - you only have a few seconds to push your message to those who are in the vicinity of your device. "Less is more" is generally a sensible approach when preparing content for your signs. To gauge whether there is too much text, time how long it takes to read it out loud. If your unable to read all of it within 15 seconds you should reduce the amount of copy in the design.
Individuals with visual disabilities have difficulty seeing content that does not create a significant contrast with its background. Any colors chosen for text, icons, or other symbols should contrast greatly with the background. Avoid referring to colors, sizes, shapes, and other physical traits as the only method of description. Much of the requirements for designing accessible websites applies to digital signage campaigns. Visit IU's dedicated site for detailed info regarding accessibility.
We are happy to announce that every IU Digital Sign is geofenced to work with AIRA a service that connects people who are blind or visually impaired with a sighted person via iPhone or Android to provide visual information to those who need it. The app supports a face-to-face call and text messaging for people who are in a setting where speech is not an option.