Library Sign should be fitted to the door. As a person’s height can reduce by six inches as they age. The sign should be installed to the door in the line of sight, at 1.3 metres above the ground. It should also stand out, and not be surrounded by other signs and information.
We recognise words by their shape. This sign has clear lettering which is easy to read and understand; a capital letter at the beginning of a word, followed by lower case.
The sign has a decent quality image to help identify the purpose of a room. This is particularly important for those people with dementia who can no longer read. It also helps those whose first language is not English or with learning difficulties. By using an image rather than a sketch means the picture is clear and easily recognisable for those with sight impairment as well as memory issues
Simple changes can help a person with dementia maintain their independence.
Living with dementia can make any familiar or unfamiliar environment feel daunting, leading to distress and agitation. And so, signage is important to our everyday lives. Signs help us to interpret, understand and manage new and familiar environments. We all have a ‘cognitive map.’ A mental picture of the places that are familiar. But unfamiliar environments make us more reliant on signs to help us navigate. Clever use of signs can help those with declining cognitive abilities to make the right decisions when finding their way around. Helping to maintain their independence.
VAT Relief Eligible – Yes