ADA Signage

Take the mystery out of ADA compliance. ADA guidelines help make services and facilities accessible to those with disabilities. Are your signs up to snuff? AlphaGraphics can help you design ADA-compliant signage that’s not only high-quality and functional but also looks sensational.

Learning the ins and outs of ADA Compliance can be tricky

We recommend partnering with a marketing and communications company that knows the rules. Not only is AlphaGraphics up to speed on all ADA signage requirements, but we offer the latest digital and large format printing technologies needed to create a fantastic-looking finished product.

ADA Compliance

In general, any public accessible sign that identifies a permanent room, exit, functional space, or accessible features of a facility must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Having an expert on your side makes all the difference when you’re a business owner. As small business owners ourselves, AlphaGraphics owners have a unique understanding of your responsibilities to your employees and clients.

Our ADA signage features include:

  • Easy to read typefaces
  • Non-glare backgrounds and characters
  • High dark to light contrast between font and background
  • Appropriate letter sizing for the distance

Ada Signage In Oceanside, NC

Wondering if your ADA signs will pass muster if there’s an impromptu audit by the local city inspectors? 

Give AlphaGraphics a call with any ADA questions you might have. Our friendly and knowledgeable experts will let you know if your signs are in compliance or if there need to be some changes made.  We have been working with the local business community for well over 60 years and know signs and signage requirements like the back of our hands. 

When it comes time to turn to a sign company to handle an ADA signage project, look no further than AlphaGraphics. We have the latest printers and machinery and years of experience that directly translates into high quality, visible signs that are in compliance with all ADA laws. 

There are several components that go into making a good ADA sign. First off, the typefaces must be easy to read. Nothing in cursive or that could otherwise be construed as something else. The backgrounds must be non-glare and with braille underneath lettering, which makes it easy for elderly and disabled people to be able to better view and touch them.  

There should be sufficient contrast as well, as some colors tend to blend in with other colors thereby making the entire sign difficult to read beyond just a few feet. This also means that the size (and spacing) of the letters must be big enough so that the sign can be read from afar. 

Contrast is important, as you can have light grey characters on a charcoal grey background, but red letters on a black background would not have as much contrast and as such is against the law. 

ADA signage doesn’t have to be bland and boring. If you bring us a sample of what your other signs are made out of, we can most likely replicate the look and feel of it when creating Americans with Disabilities Act signage. 

Are you aware that the installation of the signage is also controlled under law? For example, there are different rules and regulations for inward swinging doors vs. outward swinging doors. Don’t forget double doors, and the rules that apply to one active swinging leaf of a door.  

Confused yet? 

The Department of Justice enforces ADA laws, but the actual task of policing businesses is handled by local code inspectors, who have an uncanny ability of showing up unannounced when you least expect them. If they refer a case to the Department of Justice, a first-time fine can be as high as $50,000. 

 If you’re considering redoing or getting a second opinion on the ADA signage in your office, look no further than AlphaGraphics.  Give us a call at 760-722-1485 or send us an email and one of our friendly experts will get back to you and answer any questions you may have.

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