ADA Signage

ADA signs are signs that need to conform to rules and regulations set by the government for signage that can be used by everyone. These signs have to be made following very strict guidelines, which include those that cover signage color contrasts, fonts being used, and even mounting height. Where can you find these signs and where can you order these?

Ordering ADA signage is easy enough it seems since these can actually be found on numerous sites that sell them. What you need to be sure about though is whether or not the signs that these sites sell are actually totally compliant with the rules set by the government. The features that can be found on these signs actually need to adhere to very stringent guidelines that include even the height and width of the characters on them.

In order for you to ensure that the signs you order are indeed compliant with the standards set by the ADA, you should at least be aware of the specific set of rules that is written for each type of sign that you are thinking of getting. For instance, signs that are made to mark permanent spaces or rooms need to have tactile features on them, while other types of signs don’t. The tactile features on these signs also need to follow very specific rules regarding how raised a character should be, the spacing between each adjacent characters, and even the spacing between words.

Another rule that you might not be aware of when it comes to tactile features is the one governing Braille translations. While it may seem like any kind of dot will do (as long as these are arranged in a way that features the characters needed to translate the message of the sign), these dots also need to be made following very strict rules. For instance, these dots need to be domed and not have a flat top, which was what some signage makers used in the past. These also need to follow specific diameter sizing, proper distance between dots, and other such rules.

For other ADA signs, rules that include the proper character size as per mounting height or reading distance, color contrast, font usage, and use of non-glare finish are essential. Signage size and character size should also be at the right ratio, and other such rules need to be taken note of as well.

What we are getting at is that, for you to be able to purchase signs that are truly compliant with rules set by the ADA, you should at least know what these signs should carry and try to find a manufacturer that can guarantee that these features will indeed be on your signs. When they deliver signs that are not up to scratch to what they guaranteed, you can return these without additional charge and have them redo these or give you a refund since they did not live up to their side of the bargain.

To avoid these hassles, and the delay of having your signs ready for use, you should always choose a manufacturer that can give you true ADA compliant signage. These can deliver what you want without any problems and can even suggest certain modifications and customization options that allow you to beautify your signs while still keeping these compliant.