More and more organizations, companies and schools are creating visually-rich environments by integrating LCD display technology into lobbies, hallways and other public spaces. An important consideration when deciding to install a standalone LCD panel or tiled display is making sure your installation conforms to barrier-free accessibility guidelines.
The philosophy behind barrier-free guidelines is called Universal Design, which is simply design that ensures spaces are accessible to everyone, regardless of age, mobility, visual, auditory or mental abilities. Public spaces designed to include diverse populations are a great investment because they are safe, reduce accidents, prevent hazards and welcome everyone.
One important aspect of Universal Design is creating barrier-free environments for people with different abilities. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) and similar European standards organizations create guidelines to take the guesswork out of designing and building barrier-free spaces. The ADA and CSA barrier-free guidelines for wall-mounted objects in public spaces state that objects can’t protrude more than 4” (100 mm). Because LCD flat panel installations must conform to these guidelines, the thinner the profile of the panels, the easier it is for you to create safe and user-friendly barrier-free environments.
The slim profiles of several of Christie’s large-format LCD panels—measuring less than 3” (76mm)—makes for effortless integration into public spaces, where barrier-free design is key.
Want to know more about the importance of panel depth when choosing an LCD display? Download our technical brief, “Why Depth Matters”.