ADA Signs

In the creation of custom signs for your business, you need to be aware of the rules that govern these. These rules are set by the government to help people with disabilities get around public spaces without problems, and the ADA guidelines outline what needs to be done in order for this to be possible. These guidelines are written not only for the use of the creation of signs but for everything that pertains to equality and giving people equal opportunities, regardless of whether they have disabilities or not.

In signage making, you need to ensure that what you are having made is in line with what the ADA says. While some people may believe that signs are not as big a deal when it comes to compliance, as opposed to when accessibility options like ramps and special entrances are missing, they are actually mistaken. When your business or establishment fails to comply with the standards set by the government for any of the accessibility options they listed down, be it signage, entryways, hallways, and whatnot, you will be held accountable for your non-compliance issues.

When it comes to not complying with ADA guidelines, you may face a number of consequences. One of these is the placing of a fine on your business for non-compliance. This can bring with it penalties and sanctions, as well as the need to comply with the right signage for your business. This generally means that not only will you need to pay a fine for not having the signs that your business needs, but also that you have to buy new signs that are compliant with the rules. That would mean paying more, which would have been avoided if you followed the guidelines in the first place.

When you cite that you did not know about these guidelines or whether there are updates that need to be followed for the new signs that you are having made, you still won’t get away with not being fined or found guilty of non-compliance. You have the responsibility to find out what these rules are and to comply with them to avoid any repercussions. Fines and penalties are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the problems you may face with non-compliance. Some people may sue you for not having the accessibility requirements a public establishment may have, and if found guilty, damages and other penalties, aside from litigation costs, may also be part of what you need to pay.

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