ADA Directional Signs

Directional sign identifies a permanent room or space of a facility, including exits, directs or informs about functional spaces of the facility, or identifies, directs to, or informs about accessible features of the facility.ADA inspector or architect can advise you on a case by case basis whether the guide sign you need will require tactile text and/or Braille.

the International Building Code (IBC) Requires tactile exit signs at exit doors leading to enclosed exit stairways and exit doors leading to outside. The ADA Standards apply requirements for tactile and visual characters to these signs(216.4.1).The IBC also requires signs on the interior of stairway enclosures indicating the floor level and other information. Floor level designations,where provided , must meet tactile and visual criteria in the ADA Standards(216.2) but Directional and informational signs subject only to provisions for visual characters (216.3)

It is best to mount the signs with Adhesive stripsSignOptima products include 3M VHB Tape for installation.

Tactile characters on signs shall be located 48 inches(1220 mm) minimum above the ground surface, measured from the baseline of the lowest tactile character and 60 inches (1525 mm) maximum above the ground surface, measured from the baseline of the highest tactile character.