Questions People ask about Signs

We will aim to answer the most popular commonly asked questions on the internet for signage. Let’s begin!

Is signage a real word?

Yes. It means “the conveyance of messages, including icons, words, and arrows, being on display.

What are some different types of signage?

  • Wayfinding signs
  • External Branding signs
  • Illuminated signs
  • Internal signs
  • Banners or Changeable signage
  • Point of Sale for Retail Signage

Why is signage important?

In the USA, there are laws requiring signage to be used correctly in public. To stay compliant, and to help customers, businesses critically need to use signage correctly.

What is directional signage?

Directional signs direct and guide people to the nearest point of interest, such as restrooms, exit, or entrance. External directional signage can be used for directing traffic.

How to install ADA Signs?

The ADA sign should be located a minimum of 48 inches above the finish floor or ground surface. It should be measured from the baseline of the lowest tactile character and 60 inches maximum above the finish floor to the baseline of the highest tactile character. Read more here

When are ADA signs required?

Any room or area that is designated for a specific use, such as a restroom or exit, is required to post ADA signs. Read more about how to install ADA Signs.

What is required for ADA Parking signs by law?

Any parking area requires clearly marked accessible parking spaces. Compliant signs meeting ADA standards are required, such as adiquiet contrast, pictogram, and font size to name a few.

Is Braille/braile required for ADA Signage?

Yes, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires braille to be used for signage. However not all signage is subject to be ADA compliant depending on the use of the sign and where it’s used.