The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive list of architectural specifications that also includes certain categories of signs and graphics. Many people think the ADA just refers to Braille or raised lettering on directional signs. But the ADA addresses signage for all kinds of physical handicaps. Complying with the guidelines may affect the specifications for nearly all of your facility's architectural signs and the sign requirements aren’t always clear.
Image360 Woodbury will help educate you on which building signs must comply with the ADA regulations. Signs used for advertising and marketing purposes, temporary signs, company logos and names do not necessarily have to comply. But almost every sign that would be considered an "architectural" sign, such as room identification, directional or accessible feature identification, must comply with one or another of the ADA Guidelines.
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|Download an ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities
Some people think that only new construction and alterations need to be accessible and that older facilities are "grandfathered", but that's not true. Because the ADA is a civil rights law and not a building code, older facilities are often required to be accessible to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate.
This checklist, provided by the New England ADA Center, is intended to assist businesses and non-profit organizations in the planning process for readily-achievable removal of architectural barriers – including proper installation of signage.