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The science of signage is complex, and something that is far too often, taken for granted – especially if you are blessed with 20/20 vision. There is an extremely broad spectrum between having perfect vision and being totally blind. This spectrum is what ought to be considered in dealing and complying with ADA signs. These specifics are in place for a reason. This is because one small misstep in color or font has the potential to completely throw off someone’s day and potentially cause injury.
The Americans with Disabilities Act lays out these specific requirements for signs in a way that covers an array of industries and businesses. ADA signs are a wonderful opportunity to create a more inclusive environment and a more positive experience for your customers with disabilities. Custom ADA signs are also an important aspect to pass most inspections and saving yourself from potentially upset customers in the future which can cause problems that no business owner has time for.
Despite being incredibly valuable for patrons and essential for most inspections, ADA compliant signs can be quite difficult to manage. This is because doing so can require understanding both the ins and outs of the regulation – a task that is both mentally exhausting and time-consuming. Because of this, there are a lot of sign companies simply do not have the knowledge or experience to deliver on ADA signs that are aligned with the latest standards. At Georgetown Sign Company, we have the knowledge and experience that is required to deliver fully regulated ADA signs in Austin, TX. We take pride in and guarantee that all our custom ADA signs will pass inspection and benefit your customers, creating a more positive experience for everyone.
Most people who benefit from ADA Braille signs are not completely blind. This means that they will not always have assistance or some way of letting you know that they are visually impaired. Often, those who are visually impaired can make their way in the world daily using ADA signs. Because of this, the mounting on ADA signs is essential in any public building, or place of business.
After all, if a door is left slightly open it could be considered a hazard, so too could a visually impaired person not being able to find the necessary markers and signs in a new place. Not being able to find the necessary information could cause them to be injured or get lost at no fault of their own. Because of this, those who read through touch must be able to reach the necessary signs without being put in harm’s way.
When it comes to ADA signs, the font is one variable that must be taken into consideration. There are some styles of fonts that are easier to read than others. The letters are clearer, and their shapes are easy to follow for those with vision problems but cannot read braille. It is important to understand that not everyone who is blind can read and understand braille. Some may have never been given the chance or the opportunity to learn it. While others may fall into the category of “legally blind”. This means they likely have difficulty reading but are not at the level of necessarily needing to rely on ADA Braille signs. By implementing easy-to-read, raised fonts those who are unfamiliar with braille can still use their fingers to decipher letters if necessary.
Now, if you have perfect vision, it can be challenging to understand the issues that people without it face every day. Things like being able to make out certain numbers and letters if the font color and the background are too close in color. Factors like this can make it hard for someone who is visually impaired to read and make sense of what they are seeing. Even people who have 20/20 vision are naturally sensitive to specific wavelengths of light, so just imagine how difficult it is for someone who doesn’t have perfect vision or any of the 300 million people in the world who are colorblind.
If you would like to find out more about our ADA compliant signs and products, please feel free to give us a call. Our designers and ADA sign experts would love to work alongside you and recommend the best solution for your specific situation in Austin, Texas.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) helps ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to the same locations and opportunities as others. It also includes signage design standards and lays out these requirements for all industries and businesses open to the public.
The Raster Method is an efficient method of adding braille to signage to make it ADA compliant. It creates perfectly even and rounded dots that are easy to read. It’s a fast and easy way to make pleasing braille both visually and to the touch.
The placement of ADA signs is just as important as their design. They need to be visible to your customers and easily reachable for those who read through touch. When you work with us at Georgetown Sign Company on your ADA signs, we’ll guide you in proper signage placement along with design.
ADA signs will help ensure a more inclusive business environment in your facility and a more positive experience for your customers with disabilities. At Georgetown Sign Company, we recognize that the regulations can be daunting for business owners. We’re here to help you create a positive experience in your business by guiding you through designing, creating, and installing ADA signs that are compliant.
At Georgetown Sign Company, we know that understanding the ADA regulations and creating compliant signs can be difficult to manage for business owners. When it comes to understanding the ins and outs of the regulations, including braille and tactile letters, you can leave it to us to guide you. Connect with us to learn more about ADA signage for your business.
Some of the ADA signs that we offer at Georgetown Sign Company include ADA wayfinding signs, ADA restroom signs, ADA parking signs, and more. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss all the sign types that need to follow ADA guidelines in your business.
At Georgetown Sign Company, we will help ensure your signage is installed at the proper height for compliant sign placement. Professional installation is included in our complete process for sign-making. Not only will we ensure your installation is compliant with the regulations and supportive of people in your business, but we will also protect the surfaces of your facility where your signage will be affixed.
If you’re wondering where to hang your ADA signs, our signage specialists at Georgetown Sign Company are available to offer their expert assistance. With our well-trained team managing your signage installation, you can rest assured that your signage will abide by the regulations when it comes to accessible and compliant placement.
There are several requirements to keep in mind when it comes to designing, creating, and installing bathroom signs that are ADA compliant. You can put your trust in our well-trained team to guide you through our complete approach to sign-making, which includes custom design, expert creation, and professional installation. Learn more about bathroom signs from Georgetown Sign Company.