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Regulatory notes: California requires all single restrooms to be gender-neutral

Regulatory notes: California requires all single restrooms to be gender-neutral

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

California has recently changed its laws regarding restroom signage. Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law on September 29th that requires all single-toilet restrooms to be designated as gender-neutral. Effective March 1, 2017, the following will change: All single-user restrooms in government facilities, businesses, and other public accommodations are to be changed to all-gender facilities. […]

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A short history of the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign: Second in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign: Second in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign is one of the most historic Las Vegas landmarks, built in 1959. The sign sits in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South, which, interestingly enough, is outside of the city limits and in the town of Paradise. This is also considered to be the official Southern […]

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A short history of New York City subway signage: First in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of New York City subway signage: First in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The New York City subway is a symbol of New York. For over a hundred years, the subway has transported New Yorkers and visitors alike through New York’s urban canyons. Its signage is simple, elegant, and iconic, a beacon of calm in New York’s chaos. But the signs haven’t always been that way. Originally, there […]

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Regulatory notes: Massachusetts passes new transgender discrimination rules

Regulatory notes: Massachusetts passes new transgender discrimination rules

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Massachusetts has recently changed its laws regarding gender identity discrimination. The law adds “gender identity” to the list of things you can’t discriminate against, just like race, color, or religion. The final regulations are going to come down the pike at the end of the month, and those will lay out the specific requirements of […]

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When to protect your property from wild animals

When to protect your property from wild animals

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

So you’ve decided to buy property in an area with dangerous animals. Maybe you’ve moved to Florida, and you’re worried about sharks; or you’ve bought property in Texas, where fire ants are common; or you’ve retired to Arizona, where rattlesnakes abound. You want to protect your property and make sure that visitors are kept safe. […]

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All-gender restrooms, mapped

All-gender restrooms, mapped

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

In collaboration with social justice advocate Sam Killermann, SmartSign has offered discounted/donated all-gender restroom signage to schools, churches, hospitals, libraries, and nonprofits since July 2014. These contributions have spanned the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. Explore the map below to discover inclusive restrooms near you. If you can’t find any, or need signage for your own […]

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Distracted driving crashes vastly underreported [Study]

Distracted driving crashes vastly underreported [Study]

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

By now, we’ve all heard the lectures: Don’t text and drive. Hang up and drive. Distracted driving causes crashes. According to a new study, we’re still not listening. Researchers at the University of the West of England in Bristol assert that the role of mobile phones in crashes is underreported by an alarming percentage. In […]

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