Braille & Tactile Signs

Touch your customers with Braille and tactile Signs

In order to meet the requirements as set down by the Disability Discrimination (DDA) 1995, braille and tactile signage needs to conform whether talking about either external of internal signs. According to these guidelines, all forms of disability need to be catered for, including visual impairment and learning difficulties.

At Elite Signs, we’re able to create acrylic braille signs, stainless steel braille signs and  aluminium braille signs that integrate easily within your existing signage schemes. Our production processes allow us to manufacture cost-effective tactile and braille signs that meet all of your needs, as well as those relating to compliance.

Tactile Embossed Characters

The braille signs UK businesses can source from us are the equivalent to the ADA braille signs you get in the United States. ADA tactile signage (the same as the UK’s DDA) typically features embossed characters with a thickness of 1mm-1.5mm. Usually set as a colour that contrasts the background, legibility is greatly improved. 

This applies whether talking about either outdoor or indoor ADA tactile signage and the raised dots form recognisable characters that usually sit alongside tactile text. The dots on ADA compliant braille signs  are most often 1.4mm in diameter and are set with around ½ of their depth penetrating into the sign’s surface.

A Consistent Manufacturing Approach

Whether manufacturing standard business signs or 3D printed braille signs, our approach is always the same – collaborative processes with a real attention to detail. The Elite Signs team has a vast amount of experience in the industry, so they understand exactly how to get the utmost out of a signage scheme. 

Braille and Tactile Signs

We can manufacture all our Braille and Tactile Signs in-house. This means that we can design and manufacture any sign or message you require with Braille and Tactile support.

FAQs About Braille and Tactile Signs


Absolutely it does, as braille and tactile signs are a legal requirement for all commercial and public buildings. There positioning is crucial in order to be accessible to those who need them. For information about what is quite a complex subject, get in touch with our team today.


Generally speaking, our braille sign maker service takes around 7-10 days for customers to receive the finished product. However, this can vary depending on the scope of the project. For example, if you’re looking for a complete tactile signage scheme to be designed and installed, then it may take several weeks. For exact lead times for your bespoke projects, please get in touch. 


Yes it is. While regulations need to be adhered to, you still get the freedom to choose how yours are made. We’ll guide you through the process from beginning to end, giving you pointers about the best materials to use e.g. aluminium isn’t a great choice for a braille sign as it shows fingerprints more than others. Have a chat with our team to see if we can help.


Below are some pre-designed examples of signs which include Braille text – The sizes, design and colour schemes can all be produced to match your company branding and can be manufactured in plastics and metals.


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