ADA signs are designed to assist people living with disabilities and provide directions to handicapped accessible places like bathrooms, parking lots and wheelchair accessible ramps. ADA signs were put into law in 1990, and have been enforced by the Department of Justice ever since. Signage for the handicapped were put into place to prohibit discrimination against citizens with disabilities.
Following regulations set by the Department of Justice is important because if you do not comply you could potentially receive a hefty fine, up to add in excess of $50,000. If your business is not in compliance with the current ADA codes in your city, or if you aren’t sure if your business is ADA compliant, give us a call. We would be more than happy to come out to your place of business and provide you with a free quote for what it would take to get your business up to code.
With ADA signage, there are a lot of specifications which must be strictly adhered to. For example, the size and design of the sign has limitations, and the fonts must be chosen from the group that are all easy to read and understand. Other specifics like the location of braille on an ADA sign is important too. The braille must be located directly below the font at the bottom of the ADA sign. You can see an example in the picture above. Not every ADA sign requires braille, but most do. Placing braille at the top of your ADA sign is considered a violation by the Department of Justice.
Often times ADA signs are not very attractive because they are typically in place just to meet the requirements of the Department of Justice. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t have ADA signs that look great too. We can custom design ADA signs from higher end materials to match your high-end offices or boutique, while still complying with ADA sign code.
At Sequoia Signs & Graphics, we are a full service custom sign makers and graphic designers located in the East Bay Area. We are familiar with ADA signage, as well as all other kinds of signs, so call today if you have any questions.
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