Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Signs

High quality, ADA signage for Pittsburgh Businesses

ADA Signs

Is your business ADA sign compliant? Serving the Greater Pittsburgh area, the Brown Dog Sign Company can help your business navigate through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sign process.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted over 20 years ago. ADA regulations dictate that public organizations and businesses must accommodate disabled individuals, including signage that is conveniently located and easy to read both visually and through tactile touch. Millions of Americans with a disability rely on sign design standards stipulated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

ADA signs are often found indoors or at the entrance of a building. They identify a permanent room or space within the facility including exit signs, elevators, restrooms etc. ADA signs can also direct or inform one about functional spaces, identify accessible features of the facility, and they must comply with ADA guidelines.

Guideline examples:

  • Background and visual characters must contrast from light to dark or dark to light and have a non- glare finish
  • Signs must contain easy to read fonts that are not script, italic or decorative
  • All Braille tactile signs require uppercase letters in sans-serif typefaces

Proper ADA signage is required in order to obtain a certificate of occupancy for your business or building. ADA regulations apply to all “architectural” signage, both indoors and outdoors. This refers to any signs mounted in permanent public spaces.

The Brown Dog Sign Company is an ADA experienced interior/exterior sign designer and contractor. As a leading Pittsburgh sign company, we can help you navigate the regulations to ensure your business is ADA compliant.


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