Custom Bathroom Signs

When ordering custom bathroom signs, you should always remember that while the term “custom” does mean you can integrate certain design ideas into your own bathroom signs to make these more in tune with your décor, this does not mean that you can actually do anything with it. You can customize your bathroom signs, yes, but you need to do this within certain set parameters. This is where some people make mistakes when they customize, they forget that there still are rules to be followed with these signs. After all, these are still permanent room signs which are subject to the rules the ADA has set for such signage.

In designing your custom bathroom signs, you need to remember that you will have to integrate the many ADA signage rules into your design ideas. This is to ensure, that while your sign may be unique from the other bathroom signs, these still carry the necessary elements needed to make your signage comply with ADA guidelines. This will also ensure that you do not suffer from the penalties that come with non-compliance, which some people experience due to their forgetting that rules still need to be followed.

Usual Errors to Avoid in Custom Bathroom Signs

When you design your custom bathroom signs, there are some common errors and misconceptions you need to avoid in order to steer yourself clear of penalties and fines that come with the creation of signs that are supposed to conform to ADA standards. Here are some of the errors people usually make, and you should definitely avoid, when you are customizing your ADA compliant signs for bathrooms:

Not using tactile letters on their signs – some people forget that since bathroom signs are indeed one of the few signs that are considered permanent room signs, these should carry all of the elements needed for these to be ADA compliant. One such element is tactile characters. These tactile characters are there for people with visual impairments to use when they need to find out what the sign says and when they do not know how to read Braille translations (which are also supposed to be found on these signs).

Not mounting these signs in the right places – while this has nothing to do with ADA sign designs, this is still one of the most common errors people make with their bathroom sighs, customized or otherwise. When you mount your bathroom signs, you should not put these on the door of the bathroom itself, as what some people often mistakenly do. Doing so will only open up people with visual impairments to accidents should someone suddenly step out of that same door and bump into them, or worse hit them with the door on their way out while the person is trying to read the sign with their fingertips.

The proper mounting location of such signs should be on the latch side (or the side where the doorknob is) of the door, and mounted at a height of sixty inches from the floor, based on the middle of the sign. These should be spaced a few inches away from the door itself but not too far for users to confuse where this sign is being used on. You can add a supplementary sign for your bathroom on the door, if you want to, but the main sign should be the one on the side of the door.

Not using the right color contrasts – as with tactile letters, and Braille, these color contrasts are there for a reason and that is to assist people with visual disabilities to easily understand what the sign is saying. Deviating from this norm will make it difficult for such individuals to read these signs (some people choose to use monochromatic custom bathroom signs, which may look fashionable but are not ADA compliant), which is also a violation of ADA codes for signage.

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