Okay, so you're a property owner or a business owner, or you're a property manager or a business manager. Which means you're busy.You don't have time to become an expert in the complex law called the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. But then the city's building inspector says you won't be open for business until you install three specific custom Braille signs, one of which includes something called an ISA. Or much worse, you get hit with an ADA lawsuit citing your property or business with multiple accessibility violations -- each of which can trigger a fine up to $4,000.00. You still don't have time to become an expert in ADA signs, but you sure have the desire! We can help. We don't have to become experts in ADA signs -- we already are. Our years of experience in making custom ADA signage, along with our specialized lasers and routers and Braille pens, not to mention our excellent personal customer service and consultation, are all at your disposal.
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Maybe you need dozens of unique ADA Braille Room Signs for a your new hotel, store or office. Or maybe you just need one or two custom ADA Signs to get your final form the building inspector. Your contractor thinks he knows a company that can make the signs in five to seven weeks. Weeks? Time is money! Sometimes BIG money. All for a couple of custom Braille signs?
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A Quick Primer on Custom ADA Signs and Custom Braille Signs
Text: To be ADA compliant, the text on a sign must be raised 1/32 inch from the background. This raised, or "tactile text", allows a blind or vision-impaired person to trace the lettering and in essence to "read" the sign. (A 2009 article by the Associated Press cited a report by the National Federation of the Blind: Fewer than 10 percent of the 1.3 million legally blind people in the United States read Braille, and just 10 percent of blind children are learning it.) The ADA regulations have established 5/8 of an inch as the minimum required letter height for ADA compliant signage, with two-inches as the maximum letter height. There are other regulations requiring sans serif fonts and specific stroke to height ratios, but that's the kind of mind-numbing detail you're really hoping we'll take care of for you, right? And we will!
Braille: Here's something cool to wow your friends with (or maybe score on Jeopardy): Braille was invented when a precocious eleven-year-old boy who was blind and newly enrolled at the National Institute of the Blind in Paris, took a secret code the military had devised that was called night writing and was used by soldiers to communicate after dark, and used that code as the basis for a written communication for blind individuals.The boy, andLouis Braille, would spend nine years developing and refining his system of raised dots that has come to be known by his name. There are many styles of Braille. The correct style to use for ADA signs is Grade 2 Braille. Incorrect or non-compliant Braille is one reason those cheap ADA signs made in China or elsewhere often fail ADA inspections.
Pictograms: Another word for pictograms is Symbols. The most common and important pictogram or symbol in the ADA word is the ISA, which stands for International Symbol of Accessibility. Some people call it "the person in a wheelchair." The ISA is a powerful and useful symbol, allowing persons with disability to find parking, to navigate a property using guide signs, and to identify accessible entrances to stores, churches, schools, businesses and other public access properties. Something to keep in mind: ADA regulations require that the ISA be displayed in a minimum 6x6 size field with no other elements in that field.
In general, other than the ISA sign, the overall size of signs is not covered by ADA regulations. Only the elements of the sign, e.g., tactile text, Braille, matte (non-shiny) finish, and pictograms have specifications to meet. There are also rules determining the positioning of those elements on an ADA compliant sign. There's a lot to know, especially when you need custom ADA compliant signs. But good news: You don't have to know any of it. Leave it to us. It's our job to design and build the custom ADA signs you order so that they are ADA compliant. More good news: We've been doing this for years. And our stock and our custom ADA signs have never once failed an inspection.
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Our custom ADA signs and custom Braille signs will pass ADA inspections and help make your school, hotel, restaurant, store, or business safe and accessible for everyone.When you need to buy custom ADA signage, choose quality you can trust. Our made-in-America stock and custom ADA compliant signs have never failed an inspection. After you and your access specialist or CASp, building inspector, or ADA compliance consultant determine which custom ADA signs you need, you can purchase those signs on at STOPSignsAndMore.com or by calling our toll-free number: 1-888-931-1793.