We've been talking a lot about custom ADA signs and how you can do more with the color, texture, and even adding logos. Very minor changes to these signs can make a big difference in how the sign is viewed or how it makes a space feel. See how a custom sign layout can make a difference!
Question: How do I know if my sign(s) require Braille (and the tactile text that goes along with it)?
What is the intent of the American with Disabilities Act?
The intent of the Americans with Disabilites Act is to make sure people with disabilities have access to public places. Approximately 2.5 million Americans are legally blind , and there are millions more who suffer from limited vision due to other causes. So besides Braille and tactile lettering, ADA signs provide bold, high contrast...
As we all know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has precise rules and regulations when it comes to ADA signage, and there are additional rules that must be followed at the state level. Since there can be multiple layers of rules, we sometimes see signs which do not meet the required standards due to lack of knowledge or signs not being updated.
You've spent time, money, and effort making sure that your business branding is perfect. You've spent hours on the typography and colors to make the perfect logo for your business (or you are working with a company who has done all of this). Even the walls are painted to match your branding.
In another edition of Custom ADA Signs, we take a more in-depth look at adding textures to your ADA Signage. In a previous post, we discussed the possibility of custom colors either by substrate combination or PMS Color Approximation (which included a recent project as an example).
In the last couple of blog posts, we have been discussing the importance of design and what features you can add to your ADA signage while still being compliant. While the design is essential and other specifications like the size and the total number of signs needed are crucial there are a few details that sometimes get missed and can cause issues with your ADA signage down the road.
ADA Restroom Signage Requirements
As we continue our What's Wrong Series? we found another business with an interesting way to display their Restroom Sign.