To incorporate branding & design into ADA Compliant Room ID Signs is a top priority for any new ADA sign design. Certainly, ADA Compliance has the first priority but it doesn’t mean that ADA compliant signs can’t be attractive in terms of design. This is a concern that we often hear from our clients. Luckily at Sequoia Signs & Graphics we consider the best of both worlds, making sure that your ADA Room ID signs are compliant AND have an attractive design.
Misconception about ADA Compliant Room ID Signs
Branding & Designs ADA Compliant Room ID Signs – Sequoia Signs Fairfield CAIt’s a common misconception that ADA Compliant Signs must be plain and nondescript. Although they need to be designed following the ADA guidelines, yet they don’t need to be plain and boring. In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we’ll have to follow guidelines that are related to the design. However those guidelines are more flexible then one might think and therefore your company’s branding can easily be incorporated into the design.
Let’s have a look at a few guidelines that are related to the design of the sign. Also if you would like to know more about how to be ADA compliant and pass your signage inspection, read our other blog.
In order to be ADA Compliant there are no stipulated colors, meaning that you are totally flexible in using your company’s colors for ADA signs. The only requirement concerning to the color of the sign is related to the contrast of the colors. ADA Compliant Signs require a contrast of 70% between the tactile and background color. This translates into making sure that either the tactile or background color needs to be darker than the other. However, which exact color that is, can totally be decided by you following your branding.
The material used for ADA signs are required to be non-glare. Furthermore sharp edges are to be avoided for safety reasons. At Sequoia Signs & Graphics we have a large variety of materials available. When looking at your branding and the interior design of your space we can propose a material that fits both. Some options include, but are not limited to: wood, acrylic or even brushed silver.
When it comes down to fonts, there are a few more restrictions unfortunately. First of all the copy must be in all caps and the font must be san serif. Italic, script, bold and decorative fonts are not allowed. If your branding includes this type of font, we will look together for an alternative, making sure to come to a mutually agreed font. It’s good to keep in mind that these restrictions have a very good reason, making it easier to comply. Apart from your signs being ADA Compliant, you also want your signs be readable. After all that’s the main objective of the sign. The ADA Compliant font restrictions will help you selecting a font that enhances readability.
When designing ADA Compliant Room ID Signs, we see it as an opportunity to improve your branding through signage. As you can see, the restrictions related to the design are limited, leaving enough room for creativity. Hopefully we were able to take away some doubts about the design of ADA Signs. Are you ready for your project? Give us a call today or fill in the contact form, and we’ll be in touch shortly.