Magic Fingers

The office tower in which I work is currently being renovated and updated with new wall designs, new ceilings, a gym, a new lobby, all sorts of improvements to help fill some of the empty floors (or to sell the building, I guess, but whatever).

As part of the construction work, all of the wall- and door-mounted signs were removed and replaced with paper versions until the mess is gone. So, plaques with company names, bathroom signs and stairway signs, etc, are now 8.5″ x 11″ dopplegangers of their former selves.

Stairs sign with BrailleNo detail was spared in this endeavor. Company names are provided in full, in clear fonts. Stairs are clearly marked for quick exits. And all of the Braille on each sign has been reproduced.

All of the Braille.

Reproduced.

In ink.

And then… photocopied.

I know that losing one sense can sharpen the others, but I doubt a blind person can feel the tracks of a photocopied Sharpie.

(OK, so maybe it’s just someone pretending to make Braille dots, which is funny – it’s not like some blind guy will see it).

2 Responses to “Magic Fingers”

  1. PatrickP Says:

    Shit like this makes my day.

  2. dustbury.com Says:

    Expect ADA inspectors any minute now…

    They’re renovating the office tower where Andy works, and they’re doing it right: As part of the construction work, all of the wall- and door-mounted signs were removed and replaced with paper versions until the mess is gone. So, plaques……

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