What are the advantages of California restroom signs?
If you’re located in “The Golden State,” purchasing displays that have been made according to both state and federal guidelines can reduce the chances of your business getting hit by ADA-related fines or lawsuits. Though having the appropriate signage is only one aspect of ADA compliance, it’s extremely important.
Staff and Visitor Satisfaction
California restroom signs are designed to ensure accessibility for all individuals, particularly those with visual impairments. By making sure your facility is fitted with ADA-compliant California restroom signs, you can provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who visit your business.
Per state law, restroom signs must include geometric figures that indicate whether the restroom is meant for men, women, or all genders. As natives of “The Golden State” are familiar with these figures, your visitors and staff members will have a much easier time locating the correct washroom.
California restroom signs are a cost-effective way to identify the washrooms in your facility. And by shopping in our e-commerce store, you can get the displays you need for even less than you may expect.
Why choose Erie Custom Signs for California restroom signs
If your California-based business is in need of ADA-compliant signage, it’s in your best interest to obtain new displays from a sign shop that is well versed in the rules at both the state and federal level.
As Erie Custom Signs has been fabricating ADA signage for years, you can trust that all California restroom signs you obtain from us will help keep your facility up to code.
Further, since you undoubtedly have a strict budget and timeframe you must stick to, you’ll appreciate the fact that our e-commerce store allows you to get the California restroom signs you need quickly, easily, and affordably.
Low maintenance and durable, laminate is a popular choice for high-traffic areas. Our laminate options come in a number of styles and finishes to fit the look of your facility.
The products you order can actually help improve your facility's branding efforts. We can customize signage and memory boxes by adding your unique logo, color scheme, and more.
Our use of Matthew Paint ensures that your new signs won't clash with existing décor. We're able to match colors from Pantone, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and others.
Improve daily living for residents with vibrant, visible signage made from Rowmark ADA Alternative acrylic. Choose from a wide array of shades to match your color scheme.
What features must California restroom signs have?
In addition to following national guidelines for ADA restroom signage, businesses located in California must adhere to the state’s own set of rules under Title 24 of the Building Standards Code.
This means that, in most cases, public facilities must have 2 signs in place to identify each restroom—a geometric display and a federal ADAAG display.
- Men’s restrooms are indicated by a 1/4-inch thick equilateral triangle with 12-inch edges.
- Women’s restrooms are identified by a 1/4-inch thick circle with a 12-inch diameter.
- The color of the geometric symbols must contrast with the door they’re identifying.
- Gender pictograms and ISA symbols are not required on the geometric display.
Federal ADAAG Display
- Standard ADA-compliant California restroom signs must have tactile text designating the gender access to the restroom, with the Braille translation directly beneath it.
- Signage must have domed, Grade 2 Braille with California spacing (0.100 inches between 2 dots in the same cell; 0.300 inches between corresponding dots in adjacent cells; 0.025 to 0.037 inches between corresponding dots from 1 cell directly below).
It’s also important to note that California Assembly Bill 1732 puts forth additional requirements for single-occupancy restrooms in public facilities. Such restrooms are required to be accessible to everyone, which means gender-neutral restroom signs are needed per AB 1732.
- Geometric ADA-compliant California restroom signs for single-occupancy restrooms must be identified by a 1/4-inch thick equilateral triangle with 12-inch edges within a 1/4-inch thick circle with a 12-inch diameter.
- No pictogram, text, or Braille is required on the geometric display, though graphics are often recommended
Federal ADAAG Display
- Standard ADA-compliant California restroom signs must have tactile text designating open access (e.g., All Gender Restroom, Unisex Restroom, Restroom), with the Braille translation directly beneath it.
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