The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. The ADA applies to all public and private businesses, including retail stores, restaurants AND even home offices if you see clients in your office. If your building has public access, it’s important to include ADA signs so that people with disabilities can find what they’re looking for easily. In this blog post, we’ll go over the basics of ADA signage as well as how to design and install them properly.
What Is ADA Signage
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 and was designed to help people with disabilities have equal access to public places. ADA signage is required in all public buildings, including schools, hospitals, office buildings and retail stores.
The purpose of ADA signs is to inform people with disabilities about the building’s features before entering it. For example: if you’re blind and are walking into a building for the first time you may not know where things are located unless they are marked on a sign or explained verbally by someone else who works at that location–this can be especially difficult if there’s no one around who can help guide you! By placing signs throughout your facility that tell users how many steps there are between floors or where restrooms are located (including gender specific ones), this information will always be available when needed most–even during emergencies like earthquakes where power goes out temporarily while everyone tries escaping safely from inside together as quickly as possible.”
What Type of Building Can Use ADA Signs?
- Buildings that are open to the public.
- Buildings that are open to the public and have a business purpose.
- Buildings that are open to the public and have a residential purpose.
- Buildings that are open to the public and have a government purpose.
Designing ADA Signs
When you’re designing ADA signs, be sure to contact ABC Sign Corp as there are a few things to keep in mind – with over 60 years of experience, ABC Sign Corp can help guide you through this process from design to installation. First and foremost, these signs have to be consistent with the surrounding signage. This means that if your building uses black letters on a white background for their regular signs, then all of your ADA-compliant ones should follow suit. The second thing is that it needs to be easy for people with disabilities (and everyone else) to read from far away. You don’t want someone with poor vision having trouble reading the sign because they couldn’t see it clearly enough when they approached it! Finally, make sure that these signs are accessible by people who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices so they can easily get close enough without having any issues accessing them without assistance from others nearby as well
All businesses that provide public access must have ADA signage.
If your business provides public access, then you are required to have ADA signs in place. All entrances, exits and stairways must be clearly marked with a sign that shows the direction of travel for each path. A similar requirement applies to parking lots.
- If there are restrooms available to customers or employees at your facility and they’re not immediately visible from outside the building itself (e.g., they’re inside), then an ADA restroom sign must be placed outside each entrance leading into those rooms. This helps ensure that everyone knows where these facilities are located before entering them so they can use them if needed without having any surprises along the way!
We hope that this article has helped you understand the importance of ADA signage, and how it can make your business more accessible. If you have any questions about ADA signs or need help with designing them, please feel free to contact ABC Sign Corp at www.ABCSignCorp.com!