ADA Compliance Blog
In a jam and need emergency temporary ADA signage?
Having proper ADA compliant signs is often a requirement for getting a certificate of occupancy. Maybe this part of new construction was overlooked or maybe a full ADA and wayfinding sign package was ordered months ago but the signs are not ready and you have an inspection looming. Some inspectors have been known to deny the CO without compliant ADA signage in place even if they know it's going to be replaced in the coming weeks. Whether you need room name, room numbers, a couple ADA restroom signs, or directional signs we can help you pass your inspection.
If you are in need of emergency ADA signs you aren't alone and even better news is we can produce temporary signs with fully compliant tactile and grade 2 braille. The signs can be shipped ready to install with double sided tape or without to limit complications when removing them.
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What Rooms Require ADA Signs?The first step in making sure your school, church, or business is following ADA compliance is to determine which rooms require ADA signage. All public buildings are required to meet the guidelines outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Most business owners don't have time to wade through the act to [...]
How to Approach ADA Signage as a Business Owner When it comes to being ADA compliant, it helps to think about it from the perspective of satisfying the customer or client. Over 50 million people in the United States have a disability, with an aging population that will make understanding the needs of the disabled even [...]
Does the Braille Need to be Below Tactile Letters? On signs which designate permanent rooms and spaces, tactile characters must be accompanied by Grade 2 Braille, a series of contractions that forms a shorthand version of braille. Braille must be raised a minimum of 0.025" and a maximum of 0.037". Braille must be located below the [...]
Many new and old businesses want to know why they should have ADA compliant signs. ADA compliance is more than just doing what the government tells you to. It is knowing who your customer is and working to address their needs.Many people like to do a cost-benefit analysis to determine if taking action is worth [...]
Let me be clear. I am opposed to most of the litigation surrounding ADA compliance happening right now. But unfortunately, lawsuits filed against businesses that are out of compliance are increasing. And there seems to be no difference in the number of suits against large or small businesses. My personal opinion is that many of these [...]
One of the most recent and most exciting trends in ADA signage is the introduction of Thermoformed ADA signs into the marketplace. Thermoforming isn't new. In fact, if you've ever fought to open a new gadget in a "blister pack" package, you've handled a thermofored product.Thermoforming uses heat and pressure and compresses plastic into a mold. [...]
For a business owner who wants to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, figuring out what signage they will need can be tricky. What are the rules? Do I need to put a sign on the break room door? What about in the lobby? How big should they be? [...]
It's no secret that the Department of Justice is actively enforcing ADA compliance laws. But the pace of action taken seems to be increasing. The number of new lawsuits filed against businesses that are not in compliance is up. Many of these suits never reach the public because they are settled between the attorneys suing [...]
Why all the fuss about ADA Compliance? In a tough economy, why should businesses add ADA compliant signs in their facilities? Legal requirements aside, I think it's a fair question. And I hear it all the time. Here's the short answer: it's the right thing to do. Here’s a fact courtesy of the Department of Justice. Approximately 2.5 [...]