Restroom Signs

They say that if you see one restroom sign, you’ve seen them all. This may be a good reason for you to consider customizing your restroom signs. Most all signs made for bathrooms come in one specific design, and this is because of the rules set by the ADA for signs that are used for permanent spaces, which is what a restroom is.

Customization options for restroom signs in the US are not as free as those in other countries due to the ADAAG. However, you should know that there are actually ways around these rules. No, you don’t break these rules. You simply follow them and make the most of the customization options that are available to you. Or, you can do what other people do, and that is to use two signs in order to be able to stay within ADA guidelines while still having a customized sign for their restrooms.

What you can do is you can create a customized sign any way you want, and then you have a second sign that is ADA compliant beside it so you don’t get in trouble with the law regarding compliance issues. You may need to ask if your state allows such a thing and you can put your customization plans in action.

Another way you can customize your bathroom signs is to stay within the guidelines of the ADA and have your restroom signs crafted using the fonts you want (as long as these are allowable), and in the color combinations that you want (as long as the color contrast is 70%). You can choose to use materials that you want as well, as long as these are within the ADA Guidelines for signage. Choices you have include wood, plastic and metals, as long as these do not have a glossy finish.

There are a lot of ways you can customize your signs according to what you want. Just make sure that your signs are complying with standards set by the government in order for you to avoid getting fined for non-compliance. For you to be doubly sure about your signage, you might want to ask sign experts and sign designers for advice regarding your customization plans.