Signarama is an industry leader in providing approved and attractive custom ADA signs.
Our expertise at identifying and assessing your company’s needs for these mandated custom ADA sign systems is very valuable. We can arrange to do a site survey and evaluate your disability signage for compliance to local and federal rules. Signarama custom ADA sign solutions can be as simple as replacing or adding to your existing ADA signage or creating a new program from scratch. We are ready to help you!
In the United States, the wide sweeping change to adopt a standard for braille signs came about as a result of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush. The Americans with Disabilities Act regulates accessibility and is specific to signage that is easy to read visually and through tactile touch. Recent modifications to the ADA law have tightened up the specifications; we are very familiar with all of the new regulations.
The Americans With Disabilities Act calls for certain guidelines to be met for tactile & braille ADA compliant signs. They are as follows:
- Grade 2 braille must be used for the tactile or touchable component of the ADA compliant signs. Signarama uses Grade 2 braille for our ADA signage.
- Appearance and finish – All braille signs from Signarama are intended to comply with ADA regulations with regards to the correct colors, using matte and non-gloss finishes. High color contrast is also a requirement that we are very familiar with at Signarama. We will insure that your braille sign products are compliant with these requirements.
- All typefonts used on braille signs must be approved. At Signarama, we know the font, size, and readability guidlelines. We adhere to them on your behalf to insure compliance and maximum visibility.
- Pictograms are the graphics allowed on braille ADA etched or engraved signs. They have to be a certain height and their placement on the sign is also important. Our experts make easy work of this on a routine basis!
- Inserts and changeable copy can be present on ADA signs and braille interpretations for those words need not be included on the sign. We have a wide array of braille sign products and systems that allow for flexibility and still meet the government standards.
- Sign Placement – Braille signs for the ADA standard require specific measurement and positioning in a workplace. Signarama’s site survey and installation is right on target with these important components of the ADA law.