ADA Signage Requirements
In the United States, the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA) has strict rules about ADA accessible signage in public buildings such as office buildings, schools, restaurants, and hotels. The objective of these standards is to ensure easy access, consistency, and a positive interactive experience for all persons with disabilities, regardless of what type of public building they visit.
Whether you need wayfinding signage or ADA signage printing for your building’s entrance, elevator, bathroom, or other location, the requirements are quite specific for:
- Text sizing
- Signage material
- Sing location
- Mounting & installation
At PRI Graphics, we specialize in printing all types of signage and understand the ADA requirements. We can ensure that your new ADA signs are completely compliant.
Important Rules for ADA Signage
Below, we cover the basics so you can have a better understanding of what is required in ADA sign printing:
- ADA signs must have a non-glare finish.
- Colors must be contrasting.
- Fonts and Text Characters must be in UPPERCASE.
- You must use a San Serif font.
- You cannot use condensing or Italics.
- Pictograms & ISA symbols (ie – wheelchair access) must be included where applicable.
- Both employee and public areas require the proper signage.
- There are exact sizing and spacing standards for Braille.
- You must know the difference between raised characters, letter-for-letter, and Grade 2 Braille, and when to use each of them.