Frequently Asked Questions about ADA Signs
What does it mean for a sign to be an ADA Sign?
ADA Signs are intended to make sure people with disabilities have easy accessibility in public facilities by ensuring all signage has optimal readability. The Americans with Disabilities Act is a law set forth in the 1990s to ensure that all people have equal accessibility to facilities. Millions of Americans suffer from some form of vision impairment that prevents them from seeing signage clearly. ADA Signs often have Braille, Tactile Letters, High Contrast Resolution, and Bold for ease of identification.
What is required for a sign to be an ADA Sign?
An ADA sign is required in any room that is a permanent room in any office or building space. The Americans with Disabilities Act standards require that all signage in these permanent spaces must follow their guidelines through the size of the sign, type of font used, spacing of the lettering, the type of braille used, the usage of tactile lettering, what colors are allowed for fonts, where a sign is allowed to be placed; all in an effort to increase visibility of the signage for those who are visually impaired.
Who enforces the regulations for ADA Signs?
The United States Department of Justice has full control over the enforcement of the regulations for ADA Signs. However, the Department of Justice is not going to be the one knocking at your door to check for these standards. This duty falls into the hands of local code inspectors who determine if your facility is up to standards.
What if I don't follow the ADA regulations for my Signage?
For failing to comply with the ADA regulations for a first offense can result into a fine up to $75,000. For failing to comply with the ADA regulations on following offenses can result into fines of up to $150,000.
Do all of my Signs need to follow the ADA regulations?
The answer is no, but it is still recommended nonetheless. It is better to be cautious and making your facility more accessible for all than to completely avoid it.
What Signs don't need to follow the ADA regulations?
Certain signs where it is not required to follow the ADA regulations include building directories, signs designated for parking lots, and any temporary sign up for no more than a period of 7 days.
I'm not sure if my signs meet the current ADA regulations, how do I check?
If you currently have signs in your office facility and unsure if they meet the ADA regulations but don't even know where to check, visit the resource center on their official website here. If you get lost or confused on the 2010 guidelines,simply call our Toll-Free number at 1-800-329-5366 to speak with an expert who can assist you in understanding all the necessary ADA regulations.
Frequently Asked Questions for our Wholesale ADA Sign Services
Are ADA Signs allowed to be customized with my logo and additional graphics?
Yes! This is often a misconception many people have is that due to so many regulations that all ADA Signs must be basic and dull. As long as your office signs are compliant with the ADA regulations they can be completely customized to your liking to match your overall brand personality and theme. ADA Signs can actually transform any office space into a lively atmosphere with plenty of character. You can choose any type of material ranging from acrylic to plastic, colors ranging from silver to blue, and you can add your own company logo to enhance your brand recognition.
Do you make your ADA signs in-house?
Yes, at Municipal Supply and Sign Company we manufacture all of our signs at our production facility right here in Naples, Florida. We believe in providing customers with the option to customize their signage and this allows us to provide our valued customers with exactly what they are looking for.
How much does an ADA Sign cost?
At most sign companies, for a basic run of the mill sign that won't last more than a few months can be fairly inexpensive. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest quality signs since we manufacture everything ourselves. However, we still believe in keeping costs to a minimum. With our state of the art technology, we are able to cut costs and offer all Premium ADA Signs at below market prices with our Wholesale ADA Sign Services.
How long does it take to manufacture customized ADA Signs?
At Municipal Supply and Sign, our customers know us for our high quality signs, affordability and our quick turnaround. Any order, from a quick "one-off" to a large order for an entire facility, we can have it done in a matter of days.
What types of Wholesale ADA Sign Services do you offer?
We offer a wide range of different ADA Sign Services at below market prices. To see a full list of how we can assist you, click here to learn more!