Custom ADA Signs AKA Handicapped Signage
Great Custom ADA Signs are a great marketing tool to promote your business and convert passers-by to customers. At Signs for San Diego, we offer top-quality, customized ADA signage for your business. All our sign makers have the skills, expertise, and experience required to create ADA signages. Have a specific idea in mind? Talk to our team and we will turn your vision into a reality. Our experienced team will work along with you to incorporate all your ideas and suggestions while creating your sign. All our work is carried out with professionalism and to the highest standards. We pride ourselves on keeping our customers happy by always delivering excellent quality results. From the initial contact with us, through to the installation of your sign boards, we offer a comprehensive service.
What are Custom ADA Signs?
It is important to follow certain mandatory guidelines while creating ADA signage for businesses so that they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is a wide-ranging law that includes:
Wayfinding and wayfinding signage including monuments, wall mounted directional and much more. Wayfinding is part signage, part map design, uses pictures, shapes, symbols, fonts and symbols to communicate to travelers how to navigate a building or campus. wayfinding signage allows the building and area to be used effectively.
The intensity of the required Wayfinding increases for certain locations. Perhaps one of the most intense is the airport environment. The function of the complex is wayfinding, starting with the roads and parking area, where different parking lots have different functions, within the parking lots where employees, handicap, emergency, and for hire vehicles all have different places. After leaving the parking, wayfinding signage must lead visitors to pick up arrivals or help departing passengers. Departing passengers have baggage options, reservations, automated check in and then security checks. Each gate has a corridor or wing, within these there are places to eat, drink, check in, and board. And of course, the restrooms, changing rooms and shopping. While an airport is an extreme example, business buildings, shopping centers and multifamily housing has hundreds of wayfinding needs
Handicap Parking Signage
Handicap Parking Signage, the 18X12 signs, the regulations and the special parking are typical, parking lot signs, but we also make charging station, visitor, employee, and assigned parking signage.
Parking Signs help guide traffic into the correct places. They comply with ADA requirements, but also MUTCD and DOT requirements. MUTCD – Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices is a thick book defining 3 types of traffic control “devices”: street signs, traffic signals, and road markings
ADA Braille Signage
ADA Braille Signage. These ADA signs have high-contrast, tactile letters, and braille for optimal readability allowing persons with various disabilities to access and navigate buildings safely. All permanent rooms including elevators, stairwells, inside and outside of all restrooms, emergency exits, parking areas, and other places in and around your business facility must feature ADA signages.
Great ADA Signs
Within the legal requirements for ADA signage, we can help you find a stylish and creative design theme to allow you to be unique, attractive and promote your brand. While size, contrast, and the type 2 braille are required, we use color, shape, texture, to create fabulous signature ADA signs to keep your customers, and tenants interested and set the theme of a building. Need help translating your vision into reality? We are experts at signage, with your vision and out abilities we can make it happen. Our team at Signs for San Diego has years of experience in creating ADA signage of any size, font, and style compliant within the ADA guidelines.
What is Vision Impaired
Those individuals who the ADA law targets are also vision impaired. While Braille readers are often without sight and ADA Compliant Grade 2 Braille Signs provides a way to read, many are not Braille readers and use universal tactile symbols and pictograms in tactile letters to understand. These are raised at least 1/32” for touching and feeling the shapes. Still more the same technique is used for the letters, that can be felt and understood. Vision impairments, and those with unimpaired vision have color and contrast abilities. They see contrasting colors more easily and we provide the contrast required. To summarize we use tactile (raised) lettering, Grade 2 Braille, approved international pictograms and symbols. The Tactile requirement sin 1/32″ high. The font requirement is a sans serif, uppercase font. There are additional measurements for contrast and anti-glare. These all create a more readable sign for the Blind and the vision impaired and…everybody else too.
Range of Signs
The locations ADA signs are required are as varied as the buildings they are designed for, but include restrooms, Unit IDs, Public Rooms, Utility Rooms, elevators, stairs, exits and entrances. They have information that help navigate to the place a visitor wants to go and out of the building in the case of emergencies.
We Can Help You With:
- Picking the right text size and font
- Installing signage at the right height
- Designing, manufacturing, and installing ADA signage
- Keeping your branding goals while ensuring that your signage is ADA compliant
- Getting necessary signage permits
Building Inspiring ADA Signs
Get in touch with Signs for San Diego for any ADA Signage needs. We will work within your schedule!