Many businesses are required to have ADA signs in their building according to the Americans With Disabilities Act. ADA signs are mainly used to identify a permanent room or space of a building such as a restroom and a staircase. A business also needs to display an ADA sign with braille in an area that prohibits smoking. However, signs for marketing purposes, company logos, or any temporary signs do not need to comply with the law.
ADA signs that identify rooms and spaces are required to be placed adjacent to the door they identify so they can be accessed by people who blind. There are four symbols that stand for accessibility, the wheelchair, ear, keyboard, and phone. The wheelchair shows that the room or space can be accessed by people with mobility impairment. The ear is to show that an assistive listening system is available to anyone that is hearing impaired. The keyboard means a TTY or text telephone. The phone symbolizes the availability of volume controlled phone.
ADA signs are also required to be in a specific size and font if the sign is used by both tactile and visual readers. So if you are in need of an ADA sign for exits, bathrooms or staircase in your building, contact Dawn’s Sign Tech today for a free quote. We know exactly how big the size and font of the sign has to be in order for it be permitted by the building inspectors. Call us today at (978) 208-0012 to learn more. We are a full-service sign shop that has met the signage needs of many businesses in Lawrence, Andover, Methuen, and other communities of North Shore, MA.