What Does ADA Signs Mean?

People also ask us about the purpose of ADA Signs. What does ADA stand for? Are they required? Where are they required?

So we want to answer those questions more directly with our new articles being published.

People Ask: What does ADA signs mean?
Answer: The Americans with Disabilities Act is a law the regulates accessibility. It includes requirements for signage to be visually easy to read and conveniently located, along with tactile touch. However, ADA Signs does not the same as a Braille sign.

There are standards and requirements dictated by the law to be ADA compliant. You can read more about them in our article here.


President George H. W. Bush signs the ADA into law 1990
President George H. W. Bush signs the ADA into law 1990

What Does ADA Stand for?

We receive emails all the time from readers and customers with the question: What does ADA stand for?

It’s stands for American with Disabilities Act. It’s from 42 U.S.C. § 12101. It’s a civil rights law aimed to prohibit discrimination based on disability. It was effective into law on July 26, 1990. It was also amended in 2008 by President George W. Bush.

You can read more on the law here https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/12101

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