Custom Bathroom Signs

Did you know that you can actually create custom bathroom signs that are both compliant and funny at the same time? While both terms “compliant” and “funny” do not seem to go together at all, there are instances where these can be used for bathroom signs. How do you do this and what sign elements can be tweaked to be able to achieve such a feat?

When you create your bathroom signs, you should know which parts need to strictly stay within guidelines and which parts can be readily tweaked to suit your customization needs. For example, you can choose the color combinations you use on these signs, provided that these have the right color contrast required by the ADA. Fonts that are to be used on these signs need to be sans serif although you can choose what type of sans serif font to use.

You can probably inject some humor into your custom bathroom signs with the help of pictograms since these can indeed be customized to suit your likes and needs. Since the purpose of the ADA regulated parts of your signage is to give people with visual impairments the ease of usage of these signs, the usual elements that need to stay within guidelines include tactile letters, Braille translations and font usage, among others. Pictograms, however, can be made to look funny or unique, depending on what you desire, due to the fact that these are rarely used by people with visual impairments.

If you are unsure whether or not you can add funny elements to your ADA signs for your bathrooms, you can still add some humor to signs by having supplementary signs created for these. These signs can be mounted near or on the way to toilets and can be placed beside your ADA compliant custom bathroom signs. This way, you won’t have to worry about whether or not you are in compliance or are violating rules that you do not want to violate.

To make sure that you are not going against any of the rules set by the ADA for signs used within your establishment, it may be a good idea to do some research on such options. While the ADA in general may allow you such a freedom, some states have their own rules in place for such signs. Try asking signage professionals for advice regarding this idea for your state so you can avoid violations when it comes to custom bathroom signs.