ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) signage is typically found in public facilities such as offices, hospitals, schools and retail businesses. ADA signs may be designed to blend in with your office or business décor. ADA signs can be made from a metal or plastic and can be created in many different colors.
Did you know that many of the signs within a building by law need to be ADA-compliant? Any signage that identifies a permanent space inside of a facility including exits, exit routes, evacuation maps, and more must follow ADA guidelines. This means that these signs must have raised text and Braille, and follow certain guidelines regarding the font and text (i.e room numbers, room signs, exits, restrooms, etc). Signage that gives direction or information about the spaces of a facility must follow ADA visual guidelines (i.e directional signage, property rules, staff only, no smoking signs, etc.) The only interior signage that does not have to follow ADA requirements are building directories, menus, occupant/room names, building addresses, and any temporary signage.
Tessie Cleveland needed multiple room identification signs, restroom signs, exit signs, and exit route signs. The room ID signs have the room number in raised text and Braille and have an area with clear acrylic where temporary information can be switched out.
The restrooms had a brushed aluminum background with a black vinyl copy. They needed 2 women’s, 2 men’s, and 2 unisex. A new bill commenced on March 1, 2017, that requires “all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or government agency to be identified as all-gender toilet facilities”. In addition, the unisex restroom signage must comply with Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations. This means that all of the single user restrooms in these businesses need to have ADA compliant signs identifying the restroom as unisex. Restroom signs have very specific sign criteria, down to the way the signs are installed which is why you want a professional sign company that has experience with ADA signs to be handling this for you.
Lastly, there were flag mounted signs for the restrooms and exit/exit route signs that were made in the same style as the room ID signs.