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ADA signage—though visible nearly everywhere, most people wouldn’t recognize them as ADA signs. As a Nation, though, we’ve become familiar with the distinctive wheelchair signs signifying parking spaces as being reserved for the handicapped ever since the initial passage of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, amended in 2008. The term “signage” merely refers to the rules which apply to the placement and nature of signs in a commercial area.

We’re all familiar with signs that are composed of a combination of symbols and Braille to identify rooms and doors in office buildings, schools, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and businesses everywhere. In order for your signs to be ADA-compliant every business owner must be knowledgeable about where and when to place the wayfinding and  ADA signage.

The size and spacing of the letters are required to be of a specific size and width determined by the distance from which the sign is to be read. Each sign, in addition to the pictograph, and Braille lettering, must also have a verbal written description as can be seen in the rest room signs below. Not everyone realizes that Braille is available in different languages, so if you live in a major metropolitan area with large populations who speak and read Braille in different languages, it is a good idea to post multiple versions of the tactile lettering.

You may never have noticed before, but single door entries have these signs mounted on the side of the door leading into the office or room which has the latch or door knob. This is the most visible and convenient place to hang them and is also within the ADA signage guidelines.

If the door is a double door with one inactive door, the sign may be placed on the inactive or immobilized door. If both doors are in active use, then the sign must be hung on the wall to the right of the door on the right-hand side. Of course, if there is no available wall space immediately next to the door or doors, then the nearest adjacent wall should be the location for the sign.

For safety reasons, the placement of the signs has been designated to the inch in the ADA signage rules in order to keep visitors clear of the doors and entry ways while searching for the desired room.

If you are opening a business and need more information, a good place to go to find out what all of your options are which meet or exceed ADA standards is a dedicated sign company. Kaiser Graphics is a company whose only business is signs. So if you are uncertain as to what your requirements are, your choices of color and types of ADA signage, as well as installation help, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you through the entire process affordably so both you and your mobility or visually impaired clients will all be pleased. We can also help you will all of your other signage needs large or small: architectural signs and acrylic fabrication, graphics, vehicle graphics and wraps, trade show displays, and banners of all kinds.

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