Custom Office Door Signs

When you are thinking of ordering custom office signs for the many different parts of your office, you should know that while it does say custom, there are some things that you cannot really customize as much as you would want. The term “customizable” is subject to the rules set by the government for these signs, so you need to customize these signs within the boundaries that are placed for it by the ADA. These boundaries consist of specific features that need to be included into your signs, so these cannot be removed or omitted from your customization options.

For your customization options, you will find that you can choose the colors that you want to use for your signs, provided that these are within the prescribed color contrast mandated by the government. The 70% color contrast that is required of these signs do come with a number of choices, all of which are already within the said code. You won’t really have to worry much about these color combinations though since there are quite a few to choose from and you are likely to find a combo that will match your office’s décor, or matches the ones that are on your designs.

Also part of the restrictions that are built into the customization of your office signs due to compliance requirements is the kind of font you are to use. You can choose the kind of font that is to go onto your signs, but these need to be one of the many sans serif fonts that also get the nod of the ADA. You cannot use fancy script, serif fonts, and other complex characters for signs that need to follow ADA rules, however you can use one of the many sans serif options your sign manufacturer presents you with.

One thing you need to remember when you are having signs customized, particularly if these are to be used on office rooms that are considered permanent (like bathrooms, kitchens, auditoriums, and the like), these will need to have tactile features on them. Tactile pictograms, tactile letters and numbers, and braille translations are a must for such signs. The braille translations that are to go onto these signs need to be in the prescribed dome shape and have to be in grade 2 braille. The tactile letters and numbers also need to follow rules that state how far apart each letter should be from the other, how high the letters should be raised from the background, and how far apart from each other the words of the sign should be.

There are many rules to be considered when you are having custom office signs made, since these signs are subjected to the rules set by the ADA. You will need to find out what these are before you have your signs made, or consult with a manufacturer that knows exactly what ADA considerations need to go onto your signs so as to avoid the problems that come with non-compliance.

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