Benefits of ADA Elevator Signs
Elevator signs play a major role in keeping your employees and visitors safe, especially when an emergency arises. For example, with in case of fire signs, you can ensure people are directed to alternative exits.
ADA elevator signage helps your business adhere to ADA standards and achieve compliance. Per ADA guidelines, displays with braille and tactile characters must be posted outside of each elevator.
Although ADA-compliant elevator signage is a requirement for buildings open to the public, it can also demonstrate your commitment to inclusivity. It shows that you want all visitors to have equal access.
By installing ADA elevator signage in your building, you can avoid costly ADA-related fines and lawsuits. Plus, investing in high-quality elevator signs means you’ll spend less on replacement signage over time.
Why choose Erie Custom Signs for ADA Elevator Signs
If you’re in the market for ADA-compliant elevator signs, you want to be sure the business you order from has the skills, equipment, and knowledge to get the job done right. Otherwise, you run the risk of wasting money on low-quality signs that don’t have all the necessary characteristics for compliance. The good news is you can count on Erie Custom Signs. For more than a decade, we’ve been producing ADA signage for sign shops, contractors, and end users across the country. You can have peace of mind knowing our team is well versed in ADA sign fabrication.
By ordering ADA elevator signs from us, you can look forward to receiving attractive, affordable, 100% compliant displays that fit your needs. Plus, you can get ADA elevator signage even faster and easier by taking advantage of our e-commerce store. All you have to do is choose from our selection of Quick Ship Signs and place your order. We’ll ship out your new elevator signs in a matter of days.
Looking to customize your elevator signage with your logo, color scheme, and more? Our team can do that too! Click below to request a quote today.
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 characteristics should an ADA Elevator Sign Have?
Raised characters: Like any other sign identifying a permanent space, ADA elevator signs are required by law to have raised characters. Tactile letters and numbers must be raised by 1/32 inch. Letters must be between 5/8 and 2 inches tall, while floor numbers must be 2 inches tall.
Font style and type: Key text on ADA elevator signage is also required to be in a specific font style and type to meet compliance standards. Per ADA guidelines, letters must be uppercase and in a sans serif or simple serif font such as Helvetica. Highly decorative text is prohibited.
Braille text: To ensure those with visual impairments can also understand key information on elevator signs, braille text is necessary. Grade 2 braille in a domed or rounded shape should accompany all text. Certain dimensions must also be met, such as 1.5 mm to 1.6 mm dot base diameter.
Finish and contrast: ADA-compliant elevator signage is required to have a non-glare finish such as matte or eggshell. Further, a high level of contrast (70% is recommended) between background and lettering must be present on the signs. Light characters can be used on a dark background or vice versa.
Symbols and pictograms: Floor number elevator signs marking the first level are required to have a star symbol. In case of fire signs often have a pictogram of flames and a figure on stairs. Additionally, elevator identification signs typically use the international symbol of accessibility.
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Creative Inc. | Lead Designer
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Comfort Care Senior Living | Office Manager
“We have been using Erie Custom Signs for our ADA signage needs since 2013. I can’t say enough about their entire team, everyone from sales, to the art department, to production. We have not sent them a design concept yet, where Erie said “we can’t do that”. Instead they find ways to get it done and make it happen, and within our budget. From pricing, the amzing turn around time, to the quality of the final product, you are not going to find a more professional, friendly and reliable source for your ADA signage needs, than the team at Erie.”
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