Way-Finding and ADA Safety Signs
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) governs the display of compliant way-finding signage for office buildings, stores and individual businesses. Consulting a professional in this setting makes sense since there are many exceptions, exemptions and rules to follow. Make a mistake here and you may be overspending or not in compliance with the law. That’s why you need to stay on top of your way-finding and ADA safety signs!
ADA Signage Intricacies
The major difference between a compliant sign and a non-compliant one is the use of contrast. The recommended contrast is currently set at 70 percent. It is often possible to achieve this look with your company’s colors rather than relying on non-branding hues. In addition to colors, consider the font style and height. Mounting locations and heights, too, are part of compliance.
Standard Way-finding Signs
Help your clients or customers to find their ways around your property. On the inside, this may refer to directories near elevators, ceiling-mounted directional signage or floor pylons that provide the consumer with help finding offices or departments. Other way-finding tools include floor graphics, wall graphics, suite signs, EVAC maps and acrylic wall panels that further enhance the visibility of directional displays.
It is interesting to note that several of these products are designed with changing times in mind. For example, suite signs may consist of frames and removable acrylic boards that we can update when the names of office occupants change. The same is true for directories.
On the exterior, the first way-finding signs are your monument and building signs. They guide motorists off the road into your parking lot. For larger properties, it makes sense to install post and panel signs that outline the location of departments and the portions of the parking lots that are associated with them. Cut down on confusion by providing clear direction before the consumer ever leaves the vehicle behind.
Non-standard Way-finding Options
Some business clients have gotten quite creative with their way-finding signs. Window graphics, interactive iPad stations, retractable banner stands with directional banners and A-frames are just some of the signage solutions they have selected. At Stellar Signs & Graphics, we believe that each business is unique and needs a signage approach that highlights its brand identity.
We proudly serve the business communities in and around West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Green Acres, FL. Contact us today for more information on our ADA signs and way-finding solutions that uniquely suit your business.