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Exit sign preference?

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Re: Exit sign preference?
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2022, 09:17:44 PM »

I know the US has no plans to switch over to the green running man signs as they say the EXIT text works just fine for humans to see.

They said that? Regulations like this are notoriously slow to change, I wouldn't be surprised if the US adopted the running man in the next decade.

You know if they try to adopt it, immediately the disabled and the hard of running will loudly bitch about the design.
OTOH, those with red/green colorblindness won't notice
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Re: Exit sign preference?
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2022, 09:39:30 PM »

I know the US has no plans to switch over to the green running man signs as they say the EXIT text works just fine for humans to see.

They said that? Regulations like this are notoriously slow to change, I wouldn't be surprised if the US adopted the running man in the next decade.

You know if they try to adopt it, immediately the disabled and the hard of running will loudly bitch about the design.
OTOH, those with red/green colorblindness won't notice
That's not how red/green colorblindness works...

I am red/green colorblind and can tell the difference between red and green 99% of the time.  The colorblindness comes in because I don't see red as vividly as normal vision does.  So, that's why not being able to tell the difference between blue and purple is common.  I don't see purple unless it has a LOT of red in it (magenta).
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Re: Exit sign preference?
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2022, 04:09:21 PM »

I know the US has no plans to switch over to the green running man signs as they say the EXIT text works just fine for humans to see.

They said that? Regulations like this are notoriously slow to change, I wouldn't be surprised if the US adopted the running man in the next decade.

You know if they try to adopt it, immediately the disabled and the hard of running will loudly bitch about the design.
OTOH, those with red/green colorblindness won't notice
That's not how red/green colorblindness works...

I am red/green colorblind and can tell the difference between red and green 99% of the time.  The colorblindness comes in because I don't see red as vividly as normal vision does.  So, that's why not being able to tell the difference between blue and purple is common.  I don't see purple unless it has a LOT of red in it (magenta).
I'm not colorblind but I used to work with a lot of guys who were as the AG rating was one of the USN ratings that didn't require being able to see colors. It doesn't mean much but I became much more aware of the issue. There are a few different kinds of colorblindness that the military tests for during your initial testing (at least they did back in 1980). The first NFL color rush game was a PR disaster because the jerseys looks almost identical to many red-green colorblind people.
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Re: Exit sign preference?
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2022, 08:04:19 PM »

I know the US has no plans to switch over to the green running man signs as they say the EXIT text works just fine for humans to see.

They said that? Regulations like this are notoriously slow to change, I wouldn't be surprised if the US adopted the running man in the next decade.

You know if they try to adopt it, immediately the disabled and the hard of running will loudly bitch about the design.
OTOH, those with red/green colorblindness won't notice
That's not how red/green colorblindness works...

I am red/green colorblind and can tell the difference between red and green 99% of the time.  The colorblindness comes in because I don't see red as vividly as normal vision does.  So, that's why not being able to tell the difference between blue and purple is common.  I don't see purple unless it has a LOT of red in it (magenta).
I'm not colorblind but I used to work with a lot of guys who were as the AG rating was one of the USN ratings that didn't require being able to see colors. It doesn't mean much but I became much more aware of the issue. There are a few different kinds of colorblindness that the military tests for during your initial testing (at least they did back in 1980). The first NFL color rush game was a PR disaster because the jerseys looks almost identical to many red-green colorblind people.
I still think there is a huge misperception out there over what colorblind people actually see, especially given the huge spectrum across anomalous trichromats.
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Re: Exit sign preference?
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2022, 08:22:33 PM »

How about the signs on the Tube in London that say "Way Out" instead of "Exit"?
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Re: Exit sign preference?
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2022, 02:09:30 PM »

How about the signs on the Tube in London that say "Way Out" instead of "Exit"?

It's also used in Vancouver on the SkyTrain. Signs used to say Exit, and there are still exit signs, but all signs say "Way Out" until you get to the actual exit, where there is an actual "Exit" sign (stylized, not the emergency style -- the green running man is used sparingly/in addition to other signs). I believe this style of signage was adopted from TfL standards.
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