Posted on August 7th, 2017 by Abby Winfree
What are they?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulates accessibility and includes requirements for signage that is conveniently located and easy to read both visually and through tactile touch. In general, ADA regulations apply to signs that are considered ‘architectural,’ in that they are permanently attached to the building and direct or inform about functional spaces, such as restrooms, exits, entrances, and stairwells.
Who uses them?
All public buildings are required to meet the ADA guidelines. This includes schools, churches, hospitals, etc.
What makes a sign ADA compliant?
- All signs must have non-glare backgrounds and characters
- All signs that contain visual characters must have a high dark to light contrast between characters and their background
- ADA signs that identify rooms and spaces are to be located adjacent to the door they identify so they can be located by persons who are functionally blind
- All signs must have “easy to read” typefaces
- Include braille
What happens if your signs aren’t ADA compliant?
In 2014, the maximum penalty for a single ADA violation was increased to 75,000 for the first offence. Don’t pay the price, make sure your signs are up to date and comply with all of the requirements!
Does Riverbend Signworks make ADA signs?
Yes, we do! Contact us for a quote on any of your signage needs.
Here at Riverbend Signworks we are dedicated to helping Quad Cities and surrounding areas grow their business through various types of signage. Our goal isn’t simply to make a sign for you, but to understand and develop a message that meets your needs.