Hanging ADA compliant signage is the law, but it’s also a good way to maximize your customers’ satisfaction with your business. Florida has 261,745 visually impaired residents and 76,799 legally blind residents over the age of 40. This is the seventh highest number in the nation. This also likely represents a portion of your customers. Hanging appropriate signage to help them successfully navigate your building will enhance their experience with your business, making them more likely to refer it to their friends and family members. It also may predispose them to choose your business over your competitors.
ADA Compliant Signage Requirements
In 2010, the Department of Justice issued new rules for ADA compliant signage as part its revision of the Americans with Disabilities Act. These rules provide specific details as to how ADA compliant signage should be developed and installed. The regulations include technicalities about:
Use of upper vs lowercase
Type of font style
Proportions of characters
Size of characters
Use of colors and shading
Due to the lengthy and complex nature of the regulations, it’s important that you partner with a top tier sign company who is an expert in creating and installing ADA compliant signage, such as Sign Partners. If your signage is found to violate the ADA regulations, your business may be subject to a fine of $55,000-$75,000 for a first violation and up to $150,000 for subsequent violations.
Sign Partners is experienced at creating signage that is ADA compliant, while still maintaining your brand’s look and feel. We will analyze your existing branding and offer recommendations about how you can best adapt your brand visuals to meet the ADA guidelines. Contact us today to learn how we can infuse your branding into your ADA compliant signage to maximize your customers’ experience.
Sign Partners is a licensed and insured sign company in South Florida, proudly serving West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and surrounding areas. Our experts specialize in bringing your business to life through branded visuals throughout your building and beyond.
Our experienced team can craft all your signs: lobby and office signs, ADA compliant signs, monument signs, illuminated signs, business signs, vehicle wraps, trade show displays, outdoor signs, interior signs, window graphics, vehicle lettering, decals, and custom street signs, using state-of-the-art technology.
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The Free Library. “A Closer Look at the Population with Visual Impairment in Florida.” A closer look at the population of individuals with visual impairment in Florida. - Free Online Library (thefreelibrary.com). Accessed November 23, 2021.
 The Free Library. “A Closer Look at the Population with Visual Impairment in Florida.” A closer look at the population of individuals with visual impairment in Florida. - Free Online Library (thefreelibrary.com). Accessed November 23, 2021.
 ADA.gov. 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Accessed November 23, 2021.
 ADA.gov. CIVIL MONETARY PENALITIES INFLATION ADJUSTMENT UNDER TITLE III (ada.gov). Accessed November 23, 2021.