beneficial symbols

access symbology

beneficial symbols

access symbology

communicating to everyone

Clear and immediate communication to people of various languages and abilities is essential for accessibility. Beneficial Designs continues to draft new symbols as well as edit existing symbol designs, in order to meet the constant challenge to instruct, inform, or warn individuals in a universally understandable format. Beneficial Designs symbols are open to the public and symbol use is encouraged in order to promote universal understanding and consistency in access information symbology.

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trail access

TAI symbols

Beneficial Designs has been developing and improving Trail Access Information (TAI) symbols for years. Each symbol is commonly used in trail access maps and information signage in order to indicate the various characteristics which determine the objective difficulty of a trail. The first symbol, representing trail access information, may be used to represent the information or a sign where TAI is displayed. Symbols may also be displayed in various colors.

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TAI
trail
grade
cross slope
tread width
surface quality
obstruction

sidewalk access

SAI symbols

Sidewalk Access Information (SAI) symbols are designed to represent the various access characteristics found in the public right-of-way environment. The symbol uses a common pedestrian figure and utilizes a circle outline, similar to a traffic light shape. These symbols may be used in varying colors and sizes.

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sidewalk pedestrian
sidewalk grade
sidewalk cross slope
sidewalk tread width
sidewalk surface quality
sidewalk obstruction
sidewalk curb ramp
Sidewalk Access Information (SAI)

mobility travel

ATAT symbols

Mobility devices, which must be stored in baggage areas below commercial aircraft, are often damaged by the time they are returned to the passenger upon arrival. While some assistive technologies are designed with specific travel features, each device should include specific labeling to instruct baggage handlers about the proper methods of transportation. Section 4 of the RESNA AT-1 Standard for Assistive Technology for Air Travel (ATAT) provides labeling symbols to increase both the speed and safety of the handling and stowage of mobility technologies. Each symbol may be used on either the mobility device or any attached configuration material. Please visit the RESNA web page on Assistive Technology for Air Travel (ATAT) for more information about the AT-1 Standard.

The downloadable Symbol Toolkit below provides all of the RESNA AT-1 Section 4 labeling symbols in vector format along with various Pantone color schemes which supply adequate luminance contrast above 80% for maximum visibility. Larger sizes are recommended, with label diameter no less than 0.5 inch. The file may be edited in Adobe Illustrator.

You can also right click on each symbol listed below to save or copy. However the Pantone colors are only included in the Symbol Toolkit.

Symbol to indicate non-spillable battery on dark background
Symbol to indicate non-spillable battery on light background

Figure 6 – Symbol to indicate non-spillable battery

Symbol to indicate spillable battery on red background
Symbol to indicate spillable battery on white background

Symbol to indicate spillable battery

Symbol to indicate location of battery removal on dark background
Symbol to indicate location of battery removal on light background

Figure 7 – Symbol to indicate location of battery removal

WC-19 CompSymbol indicating RESNA WC-19 Compliance

Figure 8 – RESNA WC19 compliance symbol

RESNA WC19 securement point symbol on dark background
RESNA WC19 securement point symbol on light background

Figure 9 – RESNA WC19 securement point symbol

Securement sling securement point symbol on dark background
Securement sling securement point symbol on light background

Figure 10 – Securement sling securement point symbol for non-WC19 mobility devices

Cargo strap securement point symbol on dark background
Cargo strap securement point symbol on light background

Figure 10 – Cargo strap securement point symbol for non-WC19 mobility devices

Open symbol to indicate the unoccupied mass of the mobility device on dark background on dark background
Open symbol to indicate the unoccupied mass of the mobility device on dark background on light background

Figure 11 – Symbol to indicate the unoccupied mass of the mobility device

Open symbol to indicate the mass of non-removable accessories added to the mobility device on dark background
Open symbol to indicate the mass of non-removable accessories added to the mobility device on light background

Figure 12 – Symbol to indicate the mass of non-removable accessories added to the mobility device

Sample of manual lifting point symbol on dark background
Sample of manual lifting point symbol on light background

Figure 13 – Sample of manual lifting point symbol

Sample disengagement of drive mechanism symbol on dark background
Sample disengagement of drive mechanism symbol on light background

Figure 14 – Sample disengagement of drive mechanism symbol

Sample engagement of drive mechanism symbol on dark background
Sample engagement of drive mechanism symbol on light background

Figure 15 – Sample engagement of drive mechanism symbol

Symbol to indicate battery isolation switch on dark background
Symbol to indicate battery isolation switch on light background

Figure 16 – Symbol to indicate battery isolation switch

Symbol to indicate “off” status of the battery isolation switch on dark background
Symbol to indicate “off” status of the battery isolation switch on light background

Figure 17 – Symbol to indicate “off” status of the battery isolation switch

Symbol to indicate “on” status of the battery isolation switch on dark background
Symbol to indicate “on” status of the battery isolation switch on light background

Figure 18 – Symbol to indicate “on” status of the battery isolation switch

Sample of latch mechanism symbol on dark background
Sample of latch mechanism symbol on light background

Figure 19 – Sample of latch mechanism symbol

Symbol for air travel configuration cards containing all required RESNA AT-1 Section 4 Clause 8 information

Symbol indicating RESNA AT-1 Compliance

RESNA AT-1 Standard symbol for mobility devices meeting the requirements of the RESNA AT-1 Standard

Symbol to indicate air travel prohibition

Symbol for mobility devices prohibited from air travel