Questions People ask about Signs

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

16px font for body text is suggested but not required. There is no official ADA-enforced minimum size font for website use. How ADA Signs do have a required size for text.

ADA Signs should be located no lower than 48 inches from the floor, and no higher than 60 inches from the floor. They should be located on the latch-side of the door. ADA Signs shall not be mounted directly on the door.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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*** The information provided on this website is accurate to the best of our knowledge, however, it is not a replacement for legal advice. Additionally, please be aware that local building codes always override Federal codes. Check with your local authorities on any compliance questions. ***