Braille signs and ADA signs are no longer only found at hotels, offices and hospitals. If your facility has a snack area, a gift shop, waiting rooms, a fitness center, mail rooms or even a room for coats, the ADA law specifies that you must install a tactile Braille sign or ADA sign.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, telecommunications, and requires ADA Signs.
Standard Braille signs or ADA signs make it easy for everyone to comply with ADA Laws (Americans with Disabilities Act). All ADA sign pictograms, borders, lettering and Braille are raised 1/32". Font used is always uppercase and a sans serif or simple serif type. The characters and background of these ADA signs shall be eggshell, matte or other non-glare finish. Characters and symbols shall contrast with their background – either light char on a dark background or dark char on a light background.
Some accommodations that require special signs under ADA include:
• Accessible parking spaces
• Accessible passenger loading zones
• Accessible entrances
• Accessible restrooms
• Wheelchair accessible
• Directions to the nearest accessible facility
• Designated areas of rescue assistance
• Volume control telephones
• Tactile signs identifying all permanently-designated rooms and spaces
• Directions and information regarding functional areas
• Elevator and hoist way signage