ADA Signs help visually-impaired people get around a facility.
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About ADA Signs
The construction and signage industries have come into use the term “ADA Signs” with the advent of the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA. The industry mistakenly identifies this with braille signs. ADA guidelines, require much more than just braille and raised characters on some signs.
If a sign identifies a room or space of a facility. The building signs must comply with one or another of the ADA guidelines. This includes exits, directs to or informs about accessible features of the facility. Signs for advertising, marketing purposes, temporary signs and company logos do not have to comply.
Visually impaired people benefit from braille on some signs. Guidelines also benefit persons with mobility or hearing impairments. Easy to read and well thought out signage systems are of definite benefit to deaf people, or people who have problems speaking.
ADA Signs FAQ
Do my interior signs have to have pictures to comply with ADA standards?
Not necessarily. Certain characters are required (Handicap, Telephone, Hearing Impaired) while others are only recommended.
Can I use any type of material for my ADA signs?
You cannot use any type of material. Therefore the material must be non-glare with good contrasting colors. Depending on the type of sign, in some cases braille is not necessary. The letter size and how much the pictographs and letters or numbers must be raised.
Do all ADA signs have to have braille?
No. Therefore braille signs better identify a room.