In order to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act, specific signage is required for every permanent room or space in a public building. Therefore, it’s important to know what ADA signs you need for your facility and to understand how to install this signage.
How to install ADA Signage?
ADA Signage is required for every permanent room or space in a building. To find out which ADA Compliant Signs you need for your facility click here. It’s important to understand how to install ADA Signage. This in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Therefore, continue to read to find out the actual guidelines concerning installation.
Mounting Height Requirements
ADA Signage must be at least 48” and at most 60” above the ground. To measure this, you start from the baseline of the lowest and highest tactile characters. For instance, you can install a standard ADA sign size at 54” above the ground and pass inspection. Whether you need to comply with ADA installation regulations or not, this is a good height to mount door signs because it is at eye level.
In order for door signs to be ADA compliant, they should always be mounted at the door’s latch side and to the right of double doors. If no space is available in those areas, the sign should be placed on the nearest adjacent wall. ADA Signage should never be installed on the door. However, there is an exception in the state of California when restroom signs require double signage; one sign can be mounted on the door’s latch side and one sign can be mounted on the door itself.
In addition to the location of your mounted sign, there must be a clear floor space of 18” x 18”. This floor space should be centered on the tactile characters. This space should not be intersected by the arc of any door swing between the closed position or the door’s 45 degree open position.
Overhead & Projecting ADA Signage
When installing overhead signage, it must be 80” above the floor. This is similar when projecting wall-mounted signs; they must be a minimum of 27” off the floor and have a maximum protrusion of 4” in a pathway.
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