I’ve known about Garnett for years, before Mark bought it. I discovered Garnett because we both had a web site on a start up Website company called Big Step. I admired the choices Garnett had for their hotel clients, and the way they displayed them. I saw them as a medium to high end architectural company, and although I knew that their hotel room signs had braille, I didn’t really know about AccuBraille.
In the past couple of years, as our sister company H Toji and Company started to do more and more school projects in San Francisco and Oakland, I started talking with Mark about some of the installation concerns we had, and I really enjoyed speaking with him. Then, we decided to explore the thermoforming process, and discovered that he was already far along in his R and D on the process. When we came up with some unique ideas for thermoformed signs, he was the best person to turn to.
We’ve developed a great working relationship, and and are introducing two unique kinds of thermoformed ADA signs as a result of our collaboration, ADA/InvisiTouch™ and ADA/PermaSign™. In conjunction with the InvisiTouch™ product, we are designing a unique font that we think people who are touch readers will love. For the first time, the real promise of tactile signs will be fulfilled!
ADA/InvisiTouch™ will be taking full advantage of the two part signs that the new 2010 ADA Design Standards allow. The concept is the brainchild of famed environmental graphic designer Roger Whitehouse of Whitehouse and Company in New York City. We’ll be sending Roger some examples, as soon as we have final samples.
Stay tuned for more, and an explanation of what the two part signs are all about.
Sharon Toji — the “ADA Sign Lady”