Accessible Design Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly

Though many examples seem to exist to the contrary, there’s no reason signage that works for everyone can’t look good.

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The recently-removed split-flap board at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, PA.
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New York Penn Station’s departure board in the Amtrak concourse. Photo by Jason Rabinowitz
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New York Penn Station’s former segmented display, removed in 2016
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A mockup of a proposed more subtle design option.
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Two mockups of 30th Street Station: Left, with a digital screen similar to that of Penn Station. Right, with a subtle, more appropriate design.

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