Signage indicating special accessibility provisions shall be provided as shown:
- Each door providing access to an area of refuge from an adjacent floor area shall be identified by a sign stating: “AREA OF REFUGE”.
- Each door providing access to an exterior area for assisted rescue shall be identified by a sign stating: “EXTERIOR AREA FOR ASSISTED RESCUE” (Section 1007.9).
Signage must have visual characters and include the International Symbol of Accessibility. Where exit sign illumination is required by Section 1011.3, the signs shall be illuminated. Raised character and Braille signage must be located at each door to an area of refuge and exterior area for assisted rescue in accordance with Section 1011.4.
Section 1011.4 states that a sign stating “EXIT” in raised characters and Braille must be provided adjacent to each door to an area of refuge, an exterior area for assisted rescue, an exit stairway, an exit ramp, an exit passageway and the exit discharge.
View other parts of the International Building Code (IBC) accessible means of egress:
- Accessible routes (referred to as continuous accessible paths of travel in some legislation)
- Stairways (including interior exit, interior exit access and exterior exit stairways)
- Elevators (also referred to as passenger lifts in some countries)
- Platform lifts
- Horizontal exits
- Areas of Refuge
- Exterior area for assisted rescue
- Two-way communication
- Accessible signage
- Directional signage
- Where an exit stairway forms part of the accessible means of egress is must include either an ‘area of refuge’or an exterior ‘area for assisted rescue’