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The Ultimate Guide to Mounting Your ADA-Compliant Signs

If you are looking for guidance on properly mounting your ADA-compliant signs, then this guide is just for you!

As you've probably learned, mounting ADA signs can be a challenge, especially your first time.

Stop worrying about whether or not you've met the ADA standards…

Download The Ultimate Guide to Mounting Your ADA-Compliant Signs today and find out exactly what to do!

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Product Catalog (Unbranded Version Also Available)

Our digital ADA sign product catalog is designed to help you find the size, style, and color you want for your custom ADA signs!

We also offer an unbranded catalog upon request for those who want to use the catalog in their sign shop showroom!
We are limited only by your imagination!

Our wholesale selection features a wide variety of materials, colors, sizes, and shapes to fit your or your customers' needs perfectly.

Choose from acrylics, laminates, and other materials designed to showcase important ADA-compliant text and images while also maintaining strength, durability, and longevity!

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Gray mechanical room sign with orange edging and corresponding braille text.

A Comprehensive Guide to ADA Sign Specifications

ADA sign specifications vary depending on a display's purpose.

Signs that identify a space must meet stricter guidelines than those that offer information or direction.

For a sign identifying a permanent room, space, or feature to be considered ADA compliant, it must look a certain way and be installed correctly.

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A Guide to ADA-Compliant Fonts for Signage

One of the most important and often misunderstood elements in ADA sign guidelines is font.

For those who aren't well versed in ADA rules and regulations, getting a firm grasp of ADA-compliant fonts for signage can be difficult. ADA-compliant fonts are about preventing frustration on the viewers part, which is why typefaces should be readable.

Fortunately, we've created a helpful guide that can help in determining exactly what font case, style, and size is needed to avoid running into noncompliance issues.

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Americans with Disabilities Act Overview: What It Covers and More

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits any discrimination against people who have disabilities. 

The protection granted by this law extends to all areas of public life, including jobs, transportation, and any public or private places open and available to the public. 

At Erie Custom Signs, we specialize in developing signs for businesses and facilities of all types for the purposes of compliance with the ADA.

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ADA Sign Placement: Where Are ADA Signs Required?

To make things easier for you, we’ve addressed some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding this topic, including…

  • Why is ADA sign placement so important?
  • Where are ADA signs required?
  • What specific rooms are required to have ADA signs?
  • How do you determine whether a space is temporary or permanent?
  • What other rules are there for ADA sign placement?

By getting a better grasp of ADA sign placement, you can work with your clients to determine exactly how many compliant displays are needed to ensure a given building meets ADA standards.

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Top view of Crystal Ice exit sign with from Erie Custom Signs.

Commonly Overlooked ADA Exit Sign Requirements to Keep in Mind

When it comes to signage, there’s no shortage of rules to follow. Unfortunately, some of those rules tend to go overlooked by sign professionals and business owners alike. For example, ADA exit sign requirements are more complex than most people realize.

The good news is we’re here to simplify it all for you by giving a rundown of what characteristics these signs should have.

But first, let’s talk about emergency preparedness and the role these signs play…

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An Overview of California ADA Signage Requirements

Given that California ADA signage requirements are extensive, it would take a while to go over each one in detail. Business owners and sign fabricators are encouraged to review all relevant materials on the California Building Standards Commission’s website, along with the California Legislature Information website.

In the meantime, however, getting a general overview can be extremely helpful, regardless of whether you need signs or are in the sign business yourself. That’s why we wanted to take a quick look at some restroom-specific rules under California law.

But before that, a brief history lesson is in order…

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Collection of California restroom signs in black and brushed aluminum acrylic.

ADA Sign Care: How to Clean Acrylic Signs

Many people assume that their work is done once they order and hang ADA signage in their building. But this isn’t the case. Just like any other feature in your building, signs need regular maintenance to stay in tip-top shape. And although you may think that a bit of dirt or a few minor scratches won’t have much of an impact, failing to address these issues can affect your business.

The fact is that learning how to clean acrylic signs you have installed inside your facility for ADA compliance purposes is essential.

Here’s why…

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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
"Erie Custom Signs did an awesome job. Thanks to Mike and the team for such prompt service. They’re now my go-to for ADA signage." Greg Haskell, Hwy 35 Signs
"The Erie team is always expedient in their responses, and they continually meet our extremely tight deadlines. Their work is of the highest quality and their customer service is top notch! We really appreciate having a fabricator like Erie Custom signs. They are always up for a challenge and continually produce our unique sign designs." Beth Geddio
Erie Custom Signs is amazing! My subcontractor received the signs ahead of schedule, which will ensure that they are installed on time. Thank you again for your assistance in this quick turnaround. I will be using your company again in the future! Brian Whitecap, Tusick + Associates Architects, Inc.

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