Does your business need ADA-compliant signage? The short answer is “YES!” Nearly any business that serves the public is included, regardless of size or age of its building. However, entities such as private clubs or religious organizations are exempt.
The ADA has established signage requirements for 12 categories of public accommodations, which include:
- Stores and shops
- Restaurants and bars
- Service establishments
- Theaters and hotels
- Private museums and schools
- Doctor’s and dentist’s offices
- Shopping malls and other public businesses
In other words, if your business is open to the public you are required to have ADA-compliant signs. Large business or small, anywhere that customers visit your workplace must post ADA signage. This includes ADA restroom signs, ADA braille signs, and ADA directional/ wayfinding signs.
ADA signs must be posted in a way that’s easy to be touched by the blind. In addition, their placement must be convenient for sighted people with limited vision to see them easily when needed. Stairwells, entrance ways, hallways, etc. all need directional/ way-finding and informational signage
Most people understand the importance of having braille and tactile signs for clients and customers who are blind. What is not as well- known is how important tactile and high contrast signs are for those with partial eyesight.
Not all of your business’s signs have to be ADA compliant. ADA sign requirements are exempted for the following sign types:
- Marketing or Advertising signs
- Company/ Brand signs
- Logo Signs
- Temporary signs
Correct Signage = Customer Service
Your business’s ADA signage isn’t simply a matter of complying with Federal guidelines. It also shows your commitment to satisfying your customers and their needs.
When it comes to being ADA compliant, it helps to think about it from the perspective of customer service. Over 50 million people in the United States have a disability. In addition, an aging population makes understanding the needs of the disabled even more important.
When a customer with a disability sees how you work to meet their needs, you have made a loyal customer for life. By showing a positive approach to ADA compliance, you open the door to more customers.
Benefits for the Blind, and More
The ADA signs displayed in your workplace or office building benefit millions of people who are legally blind. Further, they help keep our aging population active, mobile, and independent.
Most people understand the importance of having braille and tactile signs for clients and customers who are blind. Not as well-known is how important tactile and high contrast signs are for those with partial eyesight. This makes it confusing when trying to determine what sign types to put up and where they need to go.
We Can Help You With ADA Compliance!
Does your business need ADA-compliant signage? Probably, and Digital Banners Plus will help with whatever signs you may need. We can provide a number of durable ADA sign solutions for any business, church, school, medical or care center.
We will work to ensure that your ADA signs are in compliance and complimentary to your decor, while still serving your visitors’ needs.
Our ADA signage is by special order. We will provide you with several options to fit your needs- just click on the “Contact Us” button and we will get your requirements!