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Bulletin Board, Blackboard, and Dry-Erase/White Board Purchase, and Installation Guidelines

This protocol addresses the needs of all users to access standard bulletin boards, blackboards, and white/dry-erase boards. Currently, ADA has guidelines for signage, but does not include bulletin board, blackboard, or white board guidelines. ADA requires that signs be hung at 60” to the mid-height of the sign (ADA, 2002). Although this is useful for signs, 60” places small boards too high for the reach of many users.

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Accessible Bulletin Boards  (PDF File) (ACCESS-ed)

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Posted by: AmaraTang on Tue Nov 24, 2020 at 1:20 p.m.

I found this tip sheet helpful for guiding purchase and installation of boards, especially for determining how to hang them. However, I wonder if more information could be added considering the environment surrounding the board (i.e. optimizing view of the board and the path to it).

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