We make braille signs, office signs, wayfinding signs, and building signs with the latest technology in house. Through careful consideration of font and color, we can produce any custom sign to fit your branding and be ADA compliant simultaneously.
(adheres to existing sign)
The font must be readable from a distance and have no strange or unrecognizable characters. It must also be in all uppercase except for visual only signs, such as directories, directional signs, or overhead signs. Some fonts that meet the guidelines are, Helvetica, Futura, Eras, Trebuchet, Verdana, Vag Rounded, and Franklin Gothic. You are not limited to these fonts, however, most sans-serif fonts will do as long as they comply with the guidelines set forth by the ADA. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how to choose fonts to match your brand for ADA signage.
Color & Contrast
The color should “pop” and be easily readable from a distance. A dark background and white lettering would be ideal in most situations.
Certain signs must have braille on them to be considered ADA compliant. We have the ability to add customized braille to any sign to make it compliant. Some signs that do not require braille are building addresses, directories, parking signs, and temporary signs.
The American Disabilities Act sets forth guidelines for how a sign must be installed to be considered ADA compliant. Let’s look at just a few of those guidelines that Print New Hampshire is adept in.
Mounting Height and Location
The baseline of the tactile copy (upper case text) can be mounted between 48″ at the lowest point and 60″ at the highest. This allows ADA signs to be mounted on the same visual plane regardless of size.
The sign should always be mounted on the latch side of the door. Signs may be mounted on the nearest adjacent wall in certain situations where the is no room to mount the sign regularly. Tactile signs may be mounted on the inactive leaf of double doors, on the right side of double doors where they both function, and may be mounted directly on the push side of doors that close automatically and do not use hold-open devices.
These are just some of the most basic guidelines. If you would like to learn more about ADA signage, please see the full guidelines created by the Department of Justice or give us a call to discuss how we can make custom ADA signage that fits your brand.
(sign guidelines start at page 186 by document and 190 as read by your PDF viewer)