Good wayfinding allows a person who is blind or has low vision to “benefit from a well-designed environment that presents a predictable set of physical circumstances,” but it can also benefit all occupants of a building, including those with mobility or activity limitations.

When we consider wayfinding, we generally think about people entering a building and moving to key features and facilities without putting too much thought to how they would find their way out during an emergency. There are a number of key wayfinding principles to take into account, and notably, the…