Our expertise at identifying and assessing your company’s needs for these mandated custom ADA sign systems is very valuable. We can arrange to do a site survey and evaluate your disability signage for compliance to local and federal rules. Sign Central custom ADA sign solutions can be as simple as replacing or adding to your existing ADA signage or creating a new program from scratch. We are ready to help you!
In the United States, the wide sweeping change to adopt a standard for braille signs came about as a result of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush. The Americans with Disabilities Act regulates accessibility and is specific to signage that is easy to read visually and through tactile touch. Recent modifications to the ADA law have tightened up the specifications; we are very familiar with all of the new regulations.
The Americans With Disabilities Act calls for certain guidelines to be met for tactile & braille ADA compliant signs.
They are as follows:
- Grade 2 braille must be used for the tactile or touchable component of the ADA compliant signs.
- Signarama uses Grade 2 braille for our ADA signage.
Appearance and finish – All braille signs from Signarama are intended to comply with ADA regulations with regards to the correct colors, using matte and non-gloss finishes.
- High color contrast is also a requirement that we are very familiar with at Signarama.
- We will insure that your braille sign products are compliant with these requirements.
All typefonts used on braille signs must be approved. At Signarama, we know the font, size, and readability guidlelines. We adhere to them on your behalf to insure compliance and maximum visibility.
Pictograms are the graphics allowed on braille ADA etched or engraved signs. They have to be a certain height and their placement on the sign is also important. Our experts make easy work of this on a routine basis!
Inserts and changeable copy can be present on ADA signs and braille interpretations for those words need not be included on the sign. We have a wide array of braille sign products and systems that allow for flexibility and still meet the government standards.
Sign Placement – Braille signs for the ADA standard require specific measurement and positioning in a workplace. Signarama’s site survey and installation is right on target with these important components of the ADA law.
Businesses and common spaces of all types are required to adhere to the ADA sign rules. This includes but is not limited to schools, offices, warehouses, manufacturing, medical centers, transportation centers, entertainment venues, theaters, health and fitness centers, retail shopping, restaurants, hotels and hospitality, and more. We are very experienced in assisting business owners with their ADA compliance. Trust Signarama to be your guide through the regulations and requirements for your business.
Custom ADA signs are often made of plastic, weatherproof acrylic or metal. Wood can also be used, but most newer implementations shy away from wood over the other more popular materials. Custom ADA signs are manufactured using a number of different techniques. Some methods provide unparalleled durability, while others allow for signs with greater elegance and a wider variety of design options. Our ADA experts can recommend the best method and solution for your needs. We are very familiar with braille and raised image disability signs and are ready to serve you at our conveniently located sign center. Make the right call to Signarama today for all of your ADA sign needs.
Marrying Design With ADA Compliance
There are clearly delineated requirements for who needs to have accessibility signage, and what functions that signage needs to perform. Fortunately, that still leaves a lot of wiggle room to do some great things with your ADA signage! While many of us think of accessibility signage as those plain, blue and white signs seen around hospitals and schools, they don’t need to be limited that way. If you’re looking for accessibility signage that serves its role well and also supports your business’s brand, it’s time to connect with the experienced folks at our sign company.
When working with Sign Central, we help you make sure any accessibility signs we create will be within local and federal ADA compliance. But we will also work with you to customize those signs as much as possible to match your business’s branding and further support your marketing endeavors. It may be as simple as pulling your business’s color scheme into the signs, but it can also mean changing sign shapes and designs to provide a better match to your business signage and branding as a whole. Fortunately there is a lot of wiggle room to play with designs, and our sign company boasts decades of marketing and design experience to help you create the right signs. Are you ready to get started? Connect with Sign Central today for customized service across Lake County!