ADA Compliant Signs
The lettering used in your sign is key to ADA compliance. This includes visual considerations as well as physical dimensions. Tactile signage has strict font sizing and case requirements to ensure function for people with disabilities. Font selection is crucial to proper usability. ADA requirements guide both overall sizings as well as comparative sizing between letters. Each sign should include Braille adhering to ADA requirements to assist visually impaired people as well. Symbols must adhere to international standards for universal understanding Characters used in ADA-compliant signage can not use italics, oblique, script, or other highly decorative character styles. Characters and symbols must use a finish that provides acceptable contrast for maximum visibility. Pictograms are to be located in the specific 6″ void where no other lettering or braille is to be located.
How To Install
ADA Signs that would be considered as Room Identification, Stair Signs,
Level Signs, Evacuation, and Elevator Signs should be placed between 48″ – 60″. Measuring from the bottom of the first line of Tactile to the floor. If you ordered your signs with us, it is most likely that we have pre-applied double-sided tape on the back for easy peel and stick application. A great tool to help with installation is a laser level. If you do not have one, painter’s tape and a tape measure will work just fine.
First, clean the area of the wall that the sign will be mounted. Make sure it is dry and dust-free. Remove the protective plastic on the adhesive and align your sign at the required Height, press and hold the sign for 30 - 60 seconds for a good bond to your wall. If the wall has a texture be sure to use a more padded or thick adhesive so it can form around all the edges/bumps of the texture.