We Have Experience in Creating ADA Compliant Architectural Signage.
We at City Signs are Utah’s premier printing service provider, offering a variety of services to businesses all along the Wasatch front. One of our many areas of expertise is ADA signs. If you are a business in need of architectural signage, here is what you need to know about ADA signs.
What are ADA signs?
The term ADA signs is used to refer to architectural signage that must adhere to certain guidelines outlined by the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA. Most people associate the term with signs that feature braille and raised characters; however, ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) stretch far beyond braille sign placement. In fact, just about every architectural sign could also be considered an ADA sign, as almost all architectural signs must comply with one ADA Accessibility Guideline or another.
Architectural signs are signs that identify a permanent room or space of a facility. This includes exits, directs, and informs about functional spaces and accessible features of a facility. Signs used for advertising or marketing purposes are not considered architectural signage and therefore do not need to comply with ADA regulations.
Why do ADA signs matter to businesses?
ADA signage must comply with very specific government legislation, and when found to be non-compliant, businesses can face fines of $55,000 to $75,000, or in some cases of even up to $150,000. Moreover, compliant ADA signage makes businesses more accessible for people with disabilities—especially for the visually impaired, but also for those with mobility, hearing, and other types of impairments.
How can I make sure my ADA signage is compliant?
To ensure that your architectural signage is ADA compliant, it’s best to work with a signage and printing professional who specializes in ADA signs. The right professional will have the experience necessary to make sure your signage features proper font size, capitalization, character spacing, etc.