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All interior signage must conform to the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Code as regards to the visually handicapped.

Sign Material

All signage shall consist of white lettering on an Azure Blue background. White engraving appliqué shall have a 1/32-inch profile with adhesive on the back side for adhering to 1/16-inch blue substrate. All appliqué letters shall be Helvetica font, with a finished letter height of 5/8 of an inch. All lettering shall include both upper and lower case. All sign plates shall be 12 inches in length with variable width, and have square corners for placement in a standard 12-inch metal frame.

Room Numbers

Each doorway in a building shall have a 1 1⁄2-inch x 3-inch black sign with white lettering in Helvetica font, which shall identify the room number of the entrance. These signs shall be centered on the door frame at the entrance of the room. If a situation occurs where there is not enough room for the above specified signage, Facilities and Services Sign Department will address each situation individually. 

Corridor Signs

Room Description: Each room shall have in addition to the room number sign, an identifying sign, 3 inches (minimum) wide by 12 inches long. The sign shall be mounted 5 feet above the floor to the center line of the sign on the latch side of the door. If there is insufficient wall space adjacent to the door, the sign may be mounted on the nearest adjacent wall where space is sufficient. The first required line of text shall identify the room number and the room function (ex. office, classroom, wet laboratory, etc.), the second required line, shall identify the room number and function in grade 2 Braille.

Occupant Name: The room occupant(s) may be identified on the corridor sign, below room identification sign and in alphabetical order, unless otherwise requested. Occupant names will include first initial and last name in Helvetica font on a 1-inch by 12-inch sign with blue substrate and white engraved appliqué. Names will be listed only if occupant is classified as a professional employee or civil service employee range 12 and above. No titles will be noted on the signs. Other room occupant signs will be installed if specifically approved by the department head. The department head has the authority to determine which Civil Service employees are eligible for installation of name signs at the office entrance.

Any special signage situation that arises will be addressed on an individual basis by Facilities and Services Sign Department.

South Dakota State University Interior
Room Occupant Sign