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Reserved Parking SignYou’ve seen these parking signs everywhere and you may just take it for granted that these have been around forever. Well, guess what. These signs have not been around for too long, and the mandatory use of these signs on mandatory assigned parking spaces began just a couple of decades ago. The presence of these signs in all parking facilities in the US is due to the creation of the ADA, which is a law that helps promote equality among everyone.

The law is aimed at giving people with disabilities equal rights with everyone, and this is pretty evident with the name of this law – Americans with Disabilities Act. When it comes to the parking signs that are made to show people where parking spots for people with disabilities can be found, you can easily discern these from other spots due to the telltale wheelchair symbol on them. This symbol is called the ISA or International Symbol for Accessibility.

 

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Sign Design

Before ADA compliance became a factor in the creation of signs used everywhere, people would simply design signs that looked the way they liked it to look. There were no considerations for whether or not everyone could understand what was on the signs. The main thought when it came to sign designs in the past was whether or not these looked good and did these fit the image of the company that used them.

Color combinations in the past were based on aesthetics as well, and on what the company wanted these to be. There were no thoughts spared on whether the letters and numbers were legible enough with these resting on the selected color for the background. This usually led to some signs being difficult to read from a distance since the characters seemed to blend into the background of the sign.

 

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Serif vs Sans Serif FontsOne of the things you need to consider when you are having door signs for office use made by your chosen manufacturer is the font that will be used on these. Of course, when these signs are being designed, this will be one of the things you will need to discuss with your designer. If you are using the designer provided by the manufacturer to create your sign designs for these, then you will need to find out what fonts would be ideal for your business.

You should be aware that your signs are subject to the rules set by the government, which is found in the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. According to these guidelines, there are some fonts that can and cannot be used on these signs, especially if these are used to mark doors that lead to important rooms in the building. To quote one of the rules on this list of guidelines “Characters shall not be italic, oblique, script, highly decorative, or of other unusual forms.”

 

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Online Sign CompanyMuch like everything else you need to purchase for your business, you need someone you can trust with your signage requirements. There are a lot of sellers that you can tap for this particular need, and all you have to do is find them. How do you find a trusted sign maker for your business? And more importantly, where can these manufacturers be found?

These days, you will find that more and more manufacturers are going online with their wares. This is because of the fact that people have been gravitating towards online purchases more these days due to the convenience that these bring. This is also because of the fact that you have a lot of choices online when it comes to these products. All you need to do is to weed out the ones that are legit from the ones that cannot or will not deliver your orders according to your specifications.

 

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Sign Designer for ADA Compliant Door SignsA lot of people believe that designing signs for their doors is really easy. How difficult could it be, right? These are just signs that you use on doors, whether these are numbers, names, or whatnot. Yet, contrary to popular belief, designing signs for doors, or any signs for public use for that matter, is not as cut and dried a task as most people tend to believe.

What is not evident from the start is that while door signs do serve a singular purpose, and that is to show people what room it is marking, any design just won’t do. There is such a thing called compliance that needs to be adhered to, and non-adherence can actually cost business owners and companies quite a bit of money. This compliance issue has something to do with government rules that cover everything from walkways, to entrances, to exits, and yes, to signs.

 

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ADA Compliant Signs

Customizing signs for your business is a common enough occurrence due to the fact that different companies have different needs. It is also normal for companies to choose to customize their signs according to what fits their company’s profile as well as the company’s design preferences. This however presents sign makers with certain dilemmas since some designs and some color combinations do not fit the requirements set by the government for compliant signage.

What is compliant signage and how does this affect the designs of your custom signs? When you say “compliant signs”, what you are talking about are signs that are made while following guidelines set by the government. These guidelines can be found in the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, which lists down not only rules set for signage but also rules for passageways, entrances, exits, and the like.

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Engraved Plastic SignsNot that many people think that plastic engraved signs can be used to create impressive and eye-catching business signs. What they may not be aware of is that, with technology being what it is today, and materials like plastic becoming more versatile as the years go by, you can actually make impressive looking signs with plastic and engraving combined.

Engraved plastic signs are actually one of the most versatile options you can find when it comes to having signs made. Whether you want signs that are simple to look at, signs that look sophisticated, or signs that are a mirror of what your business epitomizes, you can have these with engraved plastic signs these days. How? With the use of the right plastic material and the right signage company, that’s how.

 

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Engraved SignsThere are many different signs for you to choose from when it comes to signage that you may need for your company or business. Of all the options that you will be presented with, one choice will stand out, and that is the engraved sign. Why should you choose engraved signs for your company’s signs? There are actually many reasons why.

For starters, the marking medium used in creating these signs is one of the most versatile you will find. While most people would think that engraving is the act of creating letters, numbers, and words into the material, what they may not be aware of is that this same method can actually create raised letters, numbers, and words on that same material. Since the engraving machines being used today are more sophisticated than ever, creating signs that have raised instead of recessed characters on them is easy to do.

 

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ADA Compliant SignsThe Americans with Disabilities Act is a law that helps give equal opportunities to everyone, particularly to help those with disabilities avoid discrimination. This is why you can see buildings now with ramps for wheelchairs, doors big enough to accommodate these same wheelchairs, and other features that make it easy for people with disability to gain access to public places. This law ensures that everyone is given the same chance at everything, including access.

What does this law have to do with your company’s signage? Well, as it turns out, your signs need to be readable and understandable by everyone, including those who have visual impairments. So, your signs need to carry features that make these readable, and this is how the ADA affects your sign designs.

 

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Sign Design ExpertWhether you like to admit it or not, someone who is adept at designing signs is required when you need to have signs made for your company. Office signs, particularly those that are used on the doors of your office, will need to be designed by someone who knows what design elements these need to have for compliance. For this to happen, you need to be sure that your sign designer is actually someone who knows all the rules that govern such signs.

While you may be adept at designing signage, if you are not armed with the knowledge of the many rules that have to be followed for signs to be compliant, you may just find yourself in trouble. This is because signs that are used in public, and are used to mark doors that lead to specific offices and rooms, need to carry features that make these compliant.

 

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