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ADA Signage for Universities & Colleges



Vocational Schools


For new arrivals, particularly those with visual impairments, navigating your campus can be tough. Students and faculty members may become discouraged trying to find where they’re supposed to go. It’s important to keep in mind that you have a diverse group of individuals learning and working on the grounds. That’s why you need to create a welcoming atmosphere for all. 


Installing ADA-compliant college signs in every building on campus can do a lot to improve wayfinding. Plus, it can help deliver an enhanced experience for all students and faculty members. The right university signage simplifies navigation and shows that your institution cares about the accessibility of all. And those who attend or work at your school will appreciate the effort.

Why Choose Erie Custom Signs for Indoor College Signs?

As someone who works in higher education, you understand the value and necessity of ADA-compliant college signs. Along with being a legal requirement for public facilities like yours, such displays are crucial for ensuring individuals with visual impairments can enjoy the same access as others. But as you’ve probably discovered, not all sign fabricators can create the specialized university signage you need. The good news is that Erie Custom Signs not only has the expertise but also goes the extra mile to provide signs that fit every client’s budget and brand. 

For more than a decade, Erie Custom Signs has been a leading provider of ADA-compliant university signage and other displays. Our team knows the ins and outs of ADA sign specifications, so you can feel confident every sign you order will meet federal guidelines. Plus, we can work with you to make sure local and state guidelines are met too. 

By working with Erie Custom Signs, you can look forward to receiving college signs that are 100% ADA compliant and made to your exact specifications. That’s because we give you the opportunity to customize your signage as much or as little as you want. For instance, you can request a completely custom order—you choose the colors, fonts, graphics, materials, and shapes, and we’ll take care of fabrication. Or you can opt for one of our predesigned sign families—you decide between two levels of customization and get a consistent look across displays. No matter which option you choose, rest assured you’ll be happy with the end result.


Customize Your Signs to Fit Your Institution’s Personality

Green ADA science lab room school sign.
Match Your College’s Colors
Include Your College’s Name
Add Your College Mascot

Our Customization Options Include…

Materials you can use for your signage

Choose from a wide range of high-quality materials, including laminate, chemetal, acrylic, and more to fabricate your signs. Our team can help you select the best material for your sign project. Plus, we can use our in-house CNC router to make any shape desired.


Custom Signs with Company Logo and Colors

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.


Color Matching

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.


Customizable Pictogram and ADA Compliant

Ensure your ADA signs meet all guidelines for compliance, including those related to fonts and pictograms. Our team can recommend compliant fonts that are easy to read and pictograms that fit the function of the space they’re identifying.



What Types of ADA University Signage Are Typically Used?

Room numbersEach building on campus should label general rooms by number to make it easier for students, staff, and visitors to find their destination. Further, corresponding braille numbers should be included to assist those with visual impairments.

A Haven directory sign for a University building.

DirectoriesFaculty, room, and building directories are especially important on campuses, as they tend to be much larger than the average school and more difficult to navigate. Although not required under ADA law, these college signs are recommended.

Alma Tier 1 Directional A

Directional signsYour institution should have signs that direct students, staff, and visitors to important locations, such as libraries, dorms, student centers, health clinics, and designated parking areas. These displays can improve navigation even more.

A restroom sign with wood grain detail

Restrooms – If you don’t already have restroom signs identifying men’s, women’s, and all-gender bathrooms in your buildings, it’s important to install such displays. Signage with raised text, braille, and images can provide clarity to those on campus.

Accessibility signsYour institution should also have college signs that designate wheelchair-accessible ramps, entrances, and elevators. These displays can inform faculty, visitors, and students who use mobility aids whether an area is accessible.

Room signsPer the ADA, all permanent spaces in public buildings must be identified with signage. So, every room on campus that fits this description should have corresponding signage. Such college signs not only ensure compliance but help with navigation. 

Hear from Our Clients…

“I have been able to work with Erie Custom Signs on multiple projects now & I can truly say, without a doubt, that out of any vendor I have had the pleasure of working with, Erie is #1 on that list for the specific services available. Not only is the product quality top notch but the customer service is tremendous. They are always helpful, quick to respond, & very professional in what they do while also doing it in a positive & friendly manner which is why I will always be coming back to them in the future. I highly recommend this company to anyone & everyone looking for the services they provide!”

Matt Ryker

Creative Inc. | Lead Designer

“Erie Custom Signs is The Best Company to work with. They strive to design beautiful, unique signage for our communities and quick turn-around time, as well. Whatever we ask for — color, shape, price point — they are our go-to people, hands down. there is not another company we would put our trust in. Thanks again, Erie Custom Signs.

Julie Beutel

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.”

Brian Cole

Woodgraphics | Partner


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"Erie Custom Signs rocks! The signs they made for me look absolutely fabulous! I’m so grateful for their patience and flexibility during the design phase, and the quick turnaround to get my order here in time for the final inspection. They have been great to work with, and I hope to do so again in the near future." Dawn Gilman, Crystal Lake Engraving
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