About ADA Signs | Q&A

ADA compliant signs do not have to be dull or boring. A custom ADA sign program will not only bring your building up to code, these signs will improve your visitors ability to move efficiently in your building and find specific areas quickly. Let one of our designers choose background and accent colors that blend harmoniously with your interior.

 

What are ADA (American Disabilities Act) Signs?

  • ADA signs are signs that meet ¬†guidelines primarily intended to make facilities accessible to the blind, visually-impaired, and mobility-impaired.

Who needs to use them?

  • All public facilities must take steps to comply with ADA regulations.
  • The ADA requires that title II entities (State and local governments) and title III entities (businesses and nonprofit organizations that serve the public) communicate effectively with people who have communication disabilities. The goal is to ensure that communication with people with these disabilities is equally effective as communication with people without disabilities.
  • ADA signage is required both indoors and outdoors at all restrooms, emergency exits, parking facilities, entryways and many more areas within any given facility.

What is the purpose of ADA signs?

  • ADA Compliant Signs identify and provide direction to functional areas of your building.
  • The goal is to ensure that communication with people with these disabilities is equally effective as communication with people without disabilities.

Where do ADA signs need to appear?

  • Required both indoors and outdoors at all restrooms, emergency exits, parking facilities, entryways and many more areas within any given facility.
    • Outdoor Accessibility Sign Uses – The requirements for exterior and interior signs are generally the same. Exterior signs are not required to have tactile and Braille lettering, other than in the situation where a permanent room, such as a bathroom, is directly accessed from the outside. However, they must meet requirements for visual characters
      • Identify parking areas
      • Point out passenger loading zones
      • Entrances, Restrooms, and Bathing Facilities
      • Identify areas of rescue assistance
    • Indoor Accessibility Sign Uses
      • Mark permanently designated rooms and spaces
      • Identify functional areas
      • ADA Bathroom Signage
      • ADA Parking Signs
      • ADA Exit Signs
      • Custom Metal Engraved ADA Signs
      • Elevator Signs
      • Stairwell Signs

What needs to be considered in an ADA project?

    • Finish and Contrast
    • Tactile Character Depth
    • Character Form
      • Uppercase only
      • Type style
      • Character height
      • Character width
      • Stroke Thickness
    • Letter Spacing
    • Line Spacing
    • Raised Borders and Elements
    • Braille
    • Pictograms
      ADA symbols computer sign carving | Signs by autografix
    • Mounting Height
    • Mounting Location

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Reason why you should use a qualified ADA sign company

  • The ADA requires that title II entities (State and local governments) and title III entities (businesses and nonprofit organizations that serve the public) communicate effectively with people who have communication disabilities. The goal is to ensure that communication with people with these disabilities is equally effective as communication with people without disabilities. Working with a sign company who knows and has worked with these guidelines and has the ability to create design solutions that communicate effectively visually and tactilely will help to make your building a welcome environment for everyone.

Computer Sign Carving |Signs By Autografix has been helping businesses and organizations communicate effectively for 45 years. Give us a call if you need any additional information or if you have a facility that needs to be upgraded with ADA Signage.