ADA Compliant Signage
ADA sign is a sign that is designed to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which is a federal law that was enacted in 1990 to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to public facilities and services. ADA signs are used to provide information, wayfinding, and identification in public buildings, such as offices, hospitals, schools, and government buildings.
ADA signs are required to have specific features, such as high-contrast lettering and Braille, to make them accessible to people with visual impairments. The signs must also be mounted in a location where they can be easily seen and reached by people in wheelchairs. The ADA also sets requirements for the size, font, and spacing of the text on the signs.
Some common types of ADA signs include restroom signs, exit signs, room identification signs, and directional signs. These signs typically feature universal symbols and graphics that are easy to understand, even for people who do not speak the same language.
These signs are designed to meet ADA requirements . ie.
There are several factors that need to be considered for signs to be ADA Complaint;
- Character height, type , inner spacing, character stroke, depth ,...
- Pictograms are 1/32" raised.
- Brailles are domed grade II with all the spacing and height/depth requirements.
- Characters and background must have non-glare finish , for better visibility.
- Characters and Symbols must contrast with background