What are ADA Signs?

Passed in 1990, the “Americans with Disabilities Act” prohibits discrimination based on disability. It has inspired a subsequent federal law and a plethora of state laws and municipal regulations. ADA laws mean certain signs must be readable everybody.

Uses for ADA Signs

Most people who benefit from ADA room signs and compliant wayfinding are not totally blind, but vision impaired. They will not always have someone holding their hand in a waiting room, or helping them cross the street. The ability to make their own way from day-to-day is aided by compliant signage, including where signs are placed. Mounting ADA signs in the same place is crucial for helping blind citizens, who all rely very much on familiarity and routine. If something as simple as leaving a door ajar might be a hazard to them, struggling to find the appropriate signs and markers in a new place could get them lost or injured just as easily. It is vital that those who read by touch can easily reach the signs, without putting themselves in harm’s way.

Types of ADA Signs

Font sizes need to be large and color patterns need to be designed such that they are not difficult to read by people with vision problems. Placement is also important, both in terms of sightlines and in terms of being able to read any braille on the sign.

Why Choose Us for ADA Signs?

ADA laws don’t just exist at the federal level. That’s why it’s best to work with a local professional sign company on the East Coast who knows or can easily research all the necessary information to ensure that all your signs are ADA compliant. At East Coast Signs & Graphics, we know ADA signs. We can design, manufacture, and even install the perfect ADA sign for your business. Contact us to learn more!