ADA Compliant Signs

 

 

A huge number of ADA compliant signs carry pictograms that are easy to recognize and understand. While a lot of people may already know and understand what these graphic representations mean, a few may not necessarily be familiar with what these images mean. Here are some commonly used pictograms and what each one means: 

 

 

Elevator ADA compliant sign

 

Elevator Sign – this is used to show people where the elevator can be found. These signs are often colored in the regulation 70% contrast needed for ADA compliant signs. Such contrast is necessary for people with vision impairments to see and understand these signs easily.


 

Unisex Restroom

 

 

Unisex Restroom or General Restroom Sign – this sign can be used to show people where restrooms can be found. This can also be used to show people that the available restroom can be used by both men and women.

 

Unisex Handicap Restroom

 

Unisex Restroom or General Restroom Sign with ISA – this particular sign is used to show people where both men’s and women’s restrooms can be found. This can also be used to show people where a unisex restroom with facilities ideal for the use of people in wheelchairs can be found. The international symbol for accessibility is on this sign to show people that facilities that people in wheelchairs can use are also in the area or in that particular restroom.


Men's Restroom

 

Men’s Restroom – this sign is used to show people where a restroom for men can be found. Just like any other ADA compliant sign, this kind of a sign needs to be in the 70% contrast that makes it easy to be seen and understood. This sign can be posted on the door of the restroom or on the wall beside the door to the restroom.


 

Men's Restroom with ISA

 

Men’s Restroom with ISA – this sign is a variation of the men’s restroom sign and is used when the restroom it is used on has facilities for individuals in wheelchair. This is also posted on the door or beside the door of the restroom with such a feature.


 

 

Women's Restroom

 

 

Women’s Restroom – this is the female version of the restroom sign used for men’s bathrooms. This is also mounted on or beside the door of this particular facility.

 

 

Women's Restroom with ISA

 

 

Women’s Restroom with ISA – this ADA compliant sign is used on women’s restrooms when that particular restroom has a facility that can be used by people in wheelchairs.


 

Stairway ADA Compliant Sign

 

 

Stairway sign – this is a sign that shows people where stairs can be found. This is often used to indicate an alternate route that can be used for emergencies and when elevators are unavailable.

 

No Smoking Sign

 

 

No Smoking sign ADA compliant signs like these are also internationally recognizable and are used to show people that smoking is restricted in the areas where these can be found