ADA Compliant Signage
ADA Signs for Alpharetta, Atlanta and Surrounding Areas
Keeping a close eye on the signage requirements set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures that you stay in compliance with a federal law. While there are some exemptions for small businesses, it is a good idea to make it a matter of habit to include ADA-compliant signs in all business venues.
At Apex Signs & Graphics, we know that the smallest entrepreneur all the way to the largest multi-national company needs to be mindful of the regulations laid down by the ADA. Moreover, we also understand that prior compliance is no guarantee for currently being on the right side of the law. With the 2010 ADA upgrade, your 2001 compliance is no longer sufficient – particularly if you made changes to your signage.
Hallmarks of a Compliant Sign
Whether you are planning on adding interior or exterior markers, all ADA-compliant signs have some commonalities.
Mounting height When you work with a reputable signage maker, the professional will come out to install your signs at the appropriate heights. Since the Act specifies these heights, it is easy to not be in compliance when you guess or simply try to use the same mounting holes from older markers. Some mounting locations, too, are set forth by the law. Examples include entryways and stairwells.
Character specifications Contrasting colors, font selection and character heights must meet ADA guidelines. Grade II Braille is a requirement on some directional signs. A non-glare finish should be the finish coat on any sign.
Symbol choice While you might feel whimsical about your display of the restroom icon in your business, the ADA requires you to use predefined symbols that will make it clear to anyone where the facilities are located. In situations where the required marker look counteracts your store’s atmosphere, we can work with you on the addition of other signs that help to restore the vibe you were looking to create.
State law compliance The ADA is only the beginning. Several states have added additional requirements. The same is true for individual cities and counties. Knowing what the rules are can get confusing – if you are trying to figure it out on your own.
Getting Started on Your Order is Easy
Talk to our friendly ADA signage experts to get started with a marker check and compliance inventory. We proudly serve the counties of Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett. In particular, we serve business communities in and around Alpharetta, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Roswell, Milton, Johns Creek, Cumming, Norcross, Sandy Springs and Marietta.