ADA Compliant Braille Signs
Adhere to Regulations with ADA Signs, Including Custom Solutions to Enhance Your Branding
Sometimes termed handicap signs, hospital signs or tactile braille signs, ADA-compliant signs are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. This law is intended to make buildings accessible to people with visual disabilities. About 2.5 million Americans are legally blind, and millions more have limited vision.
ADA signs have high-contrast, tactile letters and braille for optimal readability. Strict rules cover the design of Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant signs, making it smart to work with an experienced resource like Signs Now Erie.
For example, our ADA braille signage design solutions encompass:
- Typefaces, e.g., sans-serif
- Contrast, e.g., dark characters over a light background, or light characters over a dark background
- Braille style, e.g., rounded instead of square
- Tactile and braille character height
- Non-glare finish
- Line spacing
- And more
Our expertise in ADA signage extends beyond design. Rely on Signs Now Erie, too, for help with federally mandated ADA sign placement locations and sign mounting heights.
Two Reasons to Comply with ADA Braille Signage Requirements
It’s important for business owners and building managers to work with a signage resource like Signs Now Erie to adhere to the rules for ADA braille signs. In doing so, you’ll:
- Avoid substantial fines that can be assessed to you for noncompliance
- Welcome more customers or visitors to your store, restaurant, office or other building; they are likely to look favorably on those who have made their access easier
Building Areas That Require ADA-Compliant Signs
Generally, all permanent rooms and spaces as well as elevators, stairwells and exits should feature ADA signage. A few examples of Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant signs from Signs Now Erie include:
- ADA bathroom signs
- ADA break room signs
- ADA classroom signs
- ADA closet signs
- ADA elevator signs and floor numbers
- ADA exit signs
- ADA hallway signs
- ADA kitchen signs
- ADA office signs and numbers
- ADA restroom signs
- ADA stairway signs and floor numbers
- ADA storage room signs
Tip: Even if an ADA-compliant sign is not mandatory, it's still a good idea. Welcoming everyone by making your building accessible to all is a good thing to do. It also makes good business sense. Customers are more likely to return to a store or restaurant if made more comfortable in doing so with ample ADA signs.
Applications That Are Exempt from ADA Braille Signs
Several applications are not required to have ADA building signage. They are:
- Building addresses
- Parking signs
- Temporary signs, e.g., those in use for seven days or less
Standard ADA signs or custom ADA-compliant business signs
With Signs Now Erie, you'll select from a full array of ADA-compliant signage solutions. Some are standard off-the-shelf types that offer great value if equipping, for example, a warehouse or factory. Other solutions from Signs Now Erie are one-of-a-kind.
As long as they meet ADA signage regulations for high-contrast braille and tactile characters, a great degree of individualization in ADA sign design is allowed. Look to Sign Now to create distinctive ADA signs featuring your logo, corporate colors or graphics. Our custom ADA signs can support your company’s branding or enhance your building’s interior décor.
To summarize, Signs Now Erie can customize your ADA-compliant business signage with:
- Company logo
- Corporate colors
- Distinctive graphics
- Corporate typeface (if sans serif)
- One-of-a-kind sizes and shapes
Ready to Begin Benefiting from Our ADA Signage Solutions? See the Pros at Signs Now Erie!
Whether it’s a simple, one-time graphic or an entire project’s worth of signage and displays, count on Signs Now Erie. We “bring to the table” not only creative ideas but also experience on how to get your job done on target, on time and on budget. That includes it all — from measurement and design to expert installation. Of course, it all begins with a free consultation. Let’s sit down soon to discuss your needs and review our solutions. Call or visit today.
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Call Signs Now Erie at (814) 453-6564 for more information.