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Displaying Various Types Of A Mens Bathroom Sign

It is common to see various types of a mens bathroom sign and those on the women’s door as well.  The first designation of course is going to be an identifier distinguishing the two so that one doesn’t accidentally walk into the wrong gender specific rest area.  Even those rest areas that are designed with the entire family in mind are marked as such.  An identifying placard is important, and it should contain not only the name of what is behind the doorway, but it should be easily read by a variety of people, including those with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA specifies that a mens bathroom sign, along with family and women’s rest area placards all have the universal pictorial symbols for male and female on them.  This is done so that anyone can identify the rest areas, even if they do not speak the language of the country that they are in.  These placards are also mandated by the ADA to have brail script on them so that those that are visually challenged can also navigate the rest areas with ease and without assistance. 

ADA specifies and mandates other types of regulations that must be adhered to when displaying a mens bathroom sign.  They must have a certain color for the background that will correspond clearly to be read easily.  This means that the font cannot clash with the color in the background.  Different states allow different colors of placards, so that may vary some depending on what area one is traveling in.  The font also must be a certain size and is specified in the ADA regulations and guidelines.  This too varies.  Many of the regulations are handed down from the federal government and then allowed to be dictated as each state sees fit, as long as the state remains somewhat close to the original doctrine. 

Any mens bathroom sign also has to be displayed at a certain level upon the door.  Even those placards that direct one to the part of the building or structure where the rest areas are situated fall under the ADA guidelines.  The reason for having them at a certain level is so that they can be easily read at eye level and accessed for those persons who may need to be able to easily touch the placard to read the brail content. 

It is common to find a mens bathroom sign that says something different to designate the gender such as male, gentlemen, guys, and it may also be seen in areas where juveniles will be using the facilities that the placard may read boys. 

Identifiers are used throughout a building or structure and are also found on the exterior as well.  They are used to direct people so that navigation is much easier and not nearly as confusing.  This is great for new visitors who may not know anything about the building, and it keeps people from being lost or ending up in areas where they might be in danger.

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