Customer-Oriented and Compliant ADA Guide Signs
Navigating an unfamiliar business park, shopping center, parking lot, building, or office complex can be a daunting undertaking, particularly if you are in a wheelchair or have a disability. So that those with disabilities can have equal and easy access to building entrance and exit ways, bathrooms, and parking spaces, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public businesses and organizations to provide reasonable accommodations regarding accessibility.
Disabled Guide Signs Help Customers Find Their Way
To both provide a welcoming environment for guests and to comply with ADA legislation, businesses must post proper ADA guide signs, also called disabled guide signs. These familiar handicap guide signs, such as the symbol of a person in a wheelchair, communicate that these entrance and exit ways, restrooms, parking lots, and more are officially accessible, as deemed by the ADA. In everyday language, this means that such entrance and exit ways are the proper space and width to accommodate a standard wheelchair or person walking with an assistive device such as a cane. Posted outside public bathrooms, such signs let a person know they can maneuver their wheelchair to get to the bathroom and make use of rails.
Wide Variety of ADA Wayfinding Signs for Sale
Other popular handicapped guide signs include the wheelchair symbol with an arrow stating “Entrance at Side Building,” or simply “accessible entrance” with an arrow. Multi-story buildings commonly post handicap accessible elevator signs with up and down arrows. Last but not least “No Access” signs, with a slash across the wheelchair image are also available.
Handicap Wayfinding Signs Have Shown to be Helpful to All Customers
Such handicap guide signs can provide a lot of help for those in a wheelchair so that they don’t have to unnecessarily search the exterior of a building for an entrance or its interior for a way out. More than a nice offering, such handicapped guide signs are required by law. The costs of disabled guide signs are a fraction of costs of such fines for violations, which can be thousands of dollars. To go the extra mile in providing customer service, businesses can opt to post “Please Ring Bell for Assistance” signs. Such notices can make those with disabilities feel more welcome and comfortable than official yet commonplace ADA wayfinding sign.