Women's ADA Restroom Signs

Most of the signs you will need to use inside your establishment should comply with ADA’s standards in order for these to be compliant. ADA compliant signs that are used indoors are those signs that everyone can use and understand, including those who have disabilities. These signs are needed to help people determine where to go, what room they are entering or are standing near, and where facilities are to be found.

When these signs are put together, there are a number of rules that need to be followed. Included in the list of regulations that should be taken note of are font style, text size, color contrast, and sign finish. Different kinds of signs are subject to follow different sets of rules as mandated by the government. These rules are dependent on where and how a sign is used.

For signs that are posted overhead, the abovementioned considerations are all that need to be taken care of, along with signage installation height. For signs that are within reach of individuals, and are used to mark permanent rooms, another set of guidelines need to be followed. The same goes for directory signs, directional signs and informational signs. In order for all of these signage types to be considered ADA compliant signs, each has to follow strict guidelines for their particular variant.

ADA Sign Font

Permanent room signs need to have fonts that are sans serif. In other words, these signs should not use fonts that have those fancy extensions that a lot of people love seeing on their text. These signs should also carry tactile letters. These are letters that are easy to read with the use of the fingertips and for this to be achieved, such letters need to be engraved. It is also necessary for these signs to carry Braille translations of the text found on them to help visually challenged individuals who can read Braille to understand what the sign says.

For all ADA compliant signs used indoors, color contrast, character size and finish regulations set by the ADA have to be followed. Color contrast needs to be at 70% for these to be easily seen and read by those with visual impairments. It does not really matter if you use dark letters over light background, or light letters over dark background, as long as the contrast is at 70%. You also need to make sure that the finish of your signs is non-glare or matte and the character sizes as per the sign size follows ADA guidelines. For more on this, you can check out the ADAAG.