SIGN COMPANY | GUIDELINES FOR TITLE 24 AND ADA SIGNS

SIGN COMPANY | GUIDELINES FOR TITLE 24 AND ADA SIGNS

ADA stands for Americans with Disabilites Act. This act lists some rules and regulations for signage to help people with disablities. In this blog we have listed some of the guidlines regarding size, text, colors, mounting location and height.

  • Letters and  numbers  shall be raised 1/32 inches in  upper case, sans serif type and shall be accompanied with Grade 2 Braille. Raised characters shall be at least 5/8 in. high, but no higher than 2 in. (50mm). Pictograms on ADA restroom signs shall be accompanied by the equivalent verbal description placed directly below the pictogram.
  • The characters and background of ADA restroom signs shall be a non-glare finish. Characters and symbols shall be contrast with the background.- either light characters on a dark  background or dark characters on a light background. Standard ADA sign are white text on blue background or black blackground.
  • Where permanent identification is provided for restrooms and spaces, signs shall be installed on the wall adjacent to the latch  side of the door, including at double leaf doors, signs shall be placed at the nearest adjacent wall. Mounting location shall be 5ft above the finish floor  to the centerline of the sign.
  • Door sign for men’s restroom shall be an equivalent triangle 1.4 inch thick with edges  12 inches long and a vertex pointing upward. Women’s restroom door sign should be  a circle 1/4 inch thick , 12 inches in diameter. Restrooms for Unisex shall be identified by a circle 1/4 inch thick, 12 inches in diameter with a 1/4  inch thick triangle  superimposed on the circle and within the 12 inch diameter. these geometric symbols shall be centered on the door at a height of 5ft and their color and the contrast shall be distinctly different from the color and the contrast of the door.

We hope this post will be helpful in learning about the ADA signs. At San Jose Signs, we stock standard ADA signage and can also fabricate custom ADA signs. We make sure they are ADA compliant so you don’t have to worry about it. All we will need from is the list of signs- it is that simple.