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.

The recently-removed split-flap board at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, PA.
New York Penn Station’s departure board in the Amtrak concourse. Photo by Jason Rabinowitz
New York Penn Station’s former segmented display, removed in 2016
A mockup of a proposed more subtle design option.
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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