We would like to take this opportunity to introduce MK Design. Founded in 1995 by husband and wife team Mark & Karen Rose, our philosophy for signage is to provide “one sign for all”.
Over the last 15 years since the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 came into force we, at MK Design, have been working with the Royal National Institute for the Blind and their Access Consultancy Services to standardise the advice given to establishments on décor and signage to allow them to cater for users, staff and visitors with visual impairment. The aim is to ensure that confusion and disorientation is avoided as much as is possible, and that these physical barriers are overcome.
Mark Rose of MK Design has over 20 years experience in the sign industry and has been a specialist in accessible signs for over 15 years. Mark has been instrumental in the development of Braille and tactile sign specifications for the UK. He wrote the Bulletin Sheet no 24 on signage for the RNIB and has acknowledgement for his contributions to the Sign Design Guide published in 2000.
Mark is currently the RNIB & RNIB Access Consultancy Service's Sign Consultant. He works closely with their Access Consultants, giving help and advice on wayfinding issues, carrying out sign audits, surveys and preparing accessible sign proposals.