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An ADA bathroom sign posting must adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by a Federal civil rights law. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act that went into effect on January 26, 1992 and later updated on March 15, 2011, all public facilities must make provisions for individuals with a disability. They must comply with all accessible design standards when altering the premises or during new construction of the facility. Other agencies that a public facility must comply with are the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.

There are many types of postings that fit the heading of an ADA bathroom sign. The first category to cover is those fitting under the sub title of directional postings. There are various styles to pick from when looking for an ADA bathroom sign. There are ceiling mounted options and wall mounted 2D or 3D options.

A ceiling mounted ADA bathroom sign can have a variety of picture grams on it. They can also come with arrows showing direction and pictures with wheelchairs on them.
Surface mounted signage is placed on the wall directly next to the latch side of the door, or if there is no space there, then it should be secured on the wall adjacent the restroom. They must be attached at 60 inches above the finished flooring. It is essential that an individual be able to come within 3 inches of the posting without hindrance of any objects or without being hit by the swing of the door.

The 2D and 3D postings will attach to a corner or the side of the wall. The 2D version is a single placard that sticks out from the wall like a flag. It can be read from either side. A 3D triangle posting is mounted to a convex corner. This serves to show direction for people coming from different hallways.

A door mounted ADA bathroom sign is another option. These placards must have a contrasting color to the actual door. The placard should have a dark background if the door itself is light in color or light in coloring against the dark background of the door. Just like the wall mounted ones, these too must be placed 60 inches up from the floor. That measurement is to the center of the symbol. An equilateral triangle is used to identify the men's room. A circle is used to identify the women's room. A circle that has a triangle superimposed in it will identify a restroom designated as unisex.

Several placards can be found inside the facilities as well. Some of the most common ones are for hand washing. These include statements like 'please wash hands', 'hand wash sink only', and 'employees must wash hands before returning to work'. All of these can have Braille or be multi-lingual. Other common postings are for baby changing stations and the proper disposal of hygiene products.

The American Disability Act has gone to great lengths to assist all people with being able to find and use public restroom facilities. Making access simpler and safer is the primary goal.

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