Have you ever walked into a building/business for a meeting and could not find where your meeting was being held or how to get to the room it was scheduled to be in. Take that feeling and multiply it by 1,000 and you will start to understand what it feels like for someone with a disability.
Visual signs are great for people who can see, but there are those individuals who will not be able to navigate your business without the help of signs to communicate to the disabled.
ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) compliant signs are tactile signs, meaning they’re required to contain tactile characters. Tactile characters are the same as raised characters, meaning the letters can be read by touch if a person is blind or has low vision, but can’t read Braille dots.
ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA was first adopted in 1990 to ensure that people with disabilities had equal opportunities in public areas such as in government services, employment, and commercial facilities, to name a few.
In 2010, the final regulations were published which included the adoption of updated ADA Standards for Accessible Design. These are the design standards that must be followed for all facilities to ensure that people with disabilities, such as visual impairments, are able to get around the facilities as well as those without these disabilities.
Always A Good Sign will help you understand the requirements and design your signs with the knowledge and specifications needed inside your facility.