What are ADA Restroom Signs?
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal law which was passed in 1990. It prohibits discrimination based on disability. The initial ADA has inspired subsequent federal, state, and even some municipal laws. ADA laws cover a broad swath of regulations and services, but when it comes to signage, ADA laws require that certain signs—such as restroom signs—be readable by everybody who can read, regardless of the quality of their eyesight.
Why Use ADA Restroom Signs?
There are two big reasons why your Encino business should use ADA restroom signs. Everybody needs to use the restroom; this is universal regardless of eyesight. The National Federation for the Blind estimates that as of 2016, California had nearly 800,000 people who lived with some form of visual disability. Having ADA restroom signs means you can serve all your customers. The other reason to use ADA restroom signs is financial. Not complying with ADA laws means you could receive fines. Having ADA restroom signs means you avoid hefty fines for non-compliance.
Types of ADA Restroom Signs
ADA restroom signs use large font, easy to delineate colors, and braille so that people with visual disabilities can read them. ADA restroom signs have large text and graphics (e.g., a drawing of a man or woman) that can be seen by people with poor vision.
Work With Us to Ensure Your Business Complies with All California State and Federal ADA Laws
Global Signs & Graphics is a full-service sign company based in Encino, California. We can custom make the perfect ADA restroom sign for your business, organization, institution, or property in the Encino area. To learn more about acrylic signs or our other products or services, please contact us via our website or call us at 818-650-8333.