APH Signature Guide
Video: Watch a student-made video showing how the Signature Guide enhances accuracy and alignment when signing a document.
- Age Range:
- 8 and Up
An Explanation of the APH Signature Guide
Article excerpt from the field, by Donna J. Jodhan
Originally published in Fred's Head From APH
If there is anything in this world that puts me on an equal footing with the mainstream person it is this: I have a signature that is almost impossible to decipher. It does not matter whether one can see or not, even at the best of times, it is almost impossible to decipher the majority of people’s signatures.
When I had vision, I learned how to sign my name and it was somewhat legible if I took the time to concentrate. Now, without as much vision, it is almost impossible for anyone to decipher my signature. However, there are signature guides that a blind person can use to make the process easier. It is important to understand that before using a guide, the user will need to learn how to form their letters.
Here’s how the APH Signature Guide works. It is made out of rubber-backed aluminum that does not slip when placed on a sheet of paper. The shape of the signature guide is rectangular with an open space in the center. The bottom half of the guide should be placed on the bottom line where the signature is to be written. The space in the middle is where the person places their pen to sign, and the top half of the guide is meant to prevent the person from going above the space where their signature is supposed to be. The left and right bars of the signature guide are meant to enhance alignment while allowing the user to remain within the designated spot so that they do not sign before or beyond the designated signature spot.
Do you have some great ideas about using APH products? We encourage you to submit an article to the Fred's Head from APH blog. Contact Marissa Stalvey, APH's Social Media Coordinator, Mstalvey@aph.org