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ADA Safety Signage Guidelines

Posted by Roger Carroll on Wed, May 13, 2020 @ 11:58 PM

What does ADA mean?
The ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act, formed in 1990. The ADA requires that buildings, facilities, and vehicles covered by the law are accessible in terms of architecture, design, transportation, and communication to individuals with disabilitieswheelchair action-1846427_640

ADA safety sign requirements?
The ADA Americans with Disability Act has set guidelines for businesses. Those guidelines include, but are not limited to, permanent rooms or spaces, as well as for directional signage of a building. The ADA sign requirements and guidelines in the ADA Compliance Website gives specifics and the scope of coverage. 

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The ADA website states, The “1991 Standards and the 2010 Standards apply   to fixed or built-in elements of buildings, structures, site improvements, and pedestrian routes or vehicular ways located on a site.”

What is the importance of the ADA Sign Requirements? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone   else to participate in the mainstream of American life   and were signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President   George H.W. Bush. 

Why Was the American with Disabilities Act Created?
The ADA was created and put into law by President George Bush, to stop discrimination and protect those who have a disability.       

What signs are NOT Required to Comply with the ADA Guidelines?
Signs that are explicitly exempted by sections 216 and 703 of the 2010 Standards are for; Temporary signage, 7 days or less. Parking facility signs, building directories and addresses, company names, and logos are not required to comply with the ADA guidelines and more. You can find a complete list at the ADA Compliance Website.

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rd Safety Signage Used for ADA

  • Accessible Entrance
  • ADA Wheelchair Accessible
  • ADA Access: Assistance with ringing a bell
  • Parking ONLY for Vehicle Accessible
  • Handicap Parking Only

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You can also reach out to your local authorities at the ADA National Network. This blog is also posted on Cowtown’s Facebook page. 

ADA-Employees-Only-Sign-RRE-990_White_on_Black_300-BLOG-5.12.2020Cowtown Signs and our professional team of experts and designers can help guide you, making sure your signs are ADA compliant. Call Cowtown Signs today for your proposal! 817-446-6000

 

The video below talks about how the laws created by the
(ADA) Americans with Disability Act 

 

 

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