ADA Compliant Signs are a must-have in any facility that is accessible to the public. Hotels, restaurants, offices, malls, schools, hospitals, medical facilities, and multi-family housing all need ADA compliant signs. At Sequoia Signs & Graphics, we are specialized in ADA compliant signage. Our objective is to make sure your facility is compliant with ADA signs and that those signs contribute to the interior design of the space.
Americans with Disabilities Act
In the 1990s, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was first put into legislation to help those who are disabled in public spaces. Business owners are required by law to have their facilities ADA compliant — which includes proper signage. The act states that all public areas must display proper signage for accessibility. If you are not ADA compliant, you may be fined up to or over $50,000.
Room Identification Signs
Room Identification Signs are a type of ADA compliant signs. They can be found in every facility and are usually identified with a 3 or 4 digit room number. Depending on the type of room and size of the sign, you may be able to include additional information such as a name or logo. Room Identification signs are required in the following areas:
- Apartments in a multi-family housing facility
- Patient rooms in a hospital
- Guest rooms in a hotel
- Offices in a medical facility
- Classrooms in a school or a university
ADA Restroom Signs
Even more common than Room Identification Signs are ADA Restroom Signs. Restrooms require a second ADA sign in the state of California. Male restrooms require a triangle-shaped symbol and women’s restrooms and unisex restrooms require a round circle. The triangle and circular signs must be mounted on the doors, in addition to the federal ADA compliant signs on the door latch.
Maximum Occupancy Signs
Every room or area that is an assembly space must have the occupancy limit posted on a sign in a conspicuous place. For example, occupancy limit signs can be seen near the main exit or the exit access doorway. Maximum Occupancy Signs are common in conference rooms, event venues, classrooms, restaurants, and more.
Fire & Safety ADA Signs
Last but not least is your Fire and Safety ADA Signs. They are extremely important in order to pass your local fire inspection; therefore they should be a top priority if you are in charge of the new construction. At Sequoia Signs & Graphics, we understand the importance of these and other regulations. We act as a partner and project manager to ensure you obtain your certificate of occupancy.
If you have any further questions about the different types of ADA Compliant Signs you need for your facility, contact our experts at Sequoia Signs & Graphics. Give us a call today at (925) 300-1066 or fill in the contact form, and we’ll be in touch shortly.