Sign Designer

If you are a business owner, you will know that how your business appears to prospective customers, and even to existing ones, is an important factor to keep in mind. This is why how your signs look is an important factor that you should not take lightly. Why? Well, if you really think about it, your signs are some of the first things that clients and prospective customers will see, so how these look will play a big part in how they will perceive you and your company.

With that said, it is then important to not only ensure that your signs look good but are also compliant with the rules set by the government for these. These signs are subject to the rules found in the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, which also covers doors, pathways, and facilities that people can use in public. The rules in this list of guidelines state a few things that enable sign designers and companies to create signs that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but are also easy to read and understand by everyone who happens to see these.

What are these rules? These guidelines, which you or your signage designer should take heed of, cover everything from the font that is to be used, the color combinations and contrasts between the characters and the background, and the finish of these signs. These rules also tell you what can and cannot be done with your signs, regardless of whether or not you want your sign to be designed in a specific way.

This is why it is imperative that the sign designer that you choose knows how to incorporate the many features needed for a sign to be considered ADA compliant. This is to ensure that not only are your signs pleasing to look at but are also made in line with these rules and regulations. Failure to follow these many rules opens up your business to problems with compliance, and the fines as well as penalties that come with it.

Some of the features you need to add to your signs in order for these to be considered in tune with the guidelines set by the ADA are pretty straightforward, but can be confusing to those who know very little about signage. For instance, signs that go on permanent room doors need to carry tactile features like raised characters and braille translations. This particular rule is for those signs that are to go on doors that lead into spaces that are considered permanent, and these include kitchens, bathrooms, closets, and the like. Other doors however can forgo these features, however if you are unsure as to whether a room is considered permanent or not, having these on your signs as well won’t hurt at all.

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