Many of us equate ADA signs as being braille signs – tactile signs – for individuals who are visually impaired but the definition goes far beyond that. The Americans with Disabilities Act was implemented to enable anyone with physical disabilities find their way, easily gain access, and arrive to their intended destination without limitations.
Some ADA signs may include braille, especially interior signs, but they will specifically include directions or labels – think elevators, restrooms, room, or floor numbers – that are easy to locate from any height, read and/or touch, distinguish, and comprehend, regardless of the visitor’s disability. ADA signs are found indoors as well as outdoors – think wheelchair accessible parking – to make finding directions effortless.
Colors can be an issue for those with color blindness, making it extremely difficult to distinguish one color from another, but Blue Ridge Sign and Stamp is proficient in helping you create ADA signs for your business that comply with government regulations while focusing on your branding. ADA regulations can dictate sign placement as well as size, colors (the contrast between light and dark), whether reflective capabilities are required, and other rules that make it necessary to consult with experienced professionals such as Blue Ridge Sign and Stamp.
Whether you are an employer, a government entity, a public park, transportation system, library, school, day care facility, retail store, church, restaurant, bank, or other service facility, let us help you maintain legal compliance with the ADA while providing you with the signage that fits your architectural style and budget.