The Americans with Disabilities Act regulates. The Americans with Disabilities Act regulates accessibility; and includes requirements for signage that is conveniently located and easy to read both visually and through tactile touch. In common parlance, “ADA Sign” is often synonymous with a “braille sign”.
ADA signs help those with visual impairment find their way around your building. They alert visitors to exit paths for their safety and give them direction to find specific rooms and offices. When guests can find their way, they will feel safer and more welcome in your establishment.
Did you know that color contrast plays a big role in creating ADA compliant signage? So big of a rule that it is a common myth ADA signs must only be blue and white, or black and white. We are here to turn that myth upside down and help bring new life and color to your ADA signage.
You may be surprised to learn that not all ADA signs require Braille. According to ADA Standards, Braille is only required on signs that identify a room, space or area—whether it’s accessible by the public or if it’s just for employees.
What are ADA sign requirements?
ADA signs with braille and tactile elements should be installed on the latch side of the door to the room being identified. ADA signs should measure no lower than 48 inches from the floor to the bottom of the lowest row of text, and no higher than 60 inches from the floor to the top of the highest text.
ADA signs are required to use sans (without) serif fonts (fonts that include a smaller line to finish off the main stroke of a letter, as at the top and bottom of “M”).
Tactile characters are designed to be read by touch, and should not have abrasive or sharp edges. They are used to help the impaired and disabled with laws such as ADA (American with Disabilities Act)
Note: Information provided above is provided from google.com and is only provided to offer some basic information. Codes do change from time to time, so please consult your local municipalities for specific code requirements for your city and state and do not rely solely on information provided here.