You probably already know that all ADA-compliant signs need to have a non-glare finish. However, what do you know about the intricacies of California’s far more restrictive laws? Here is our free ADA sign guide for San Diego County CA.
You Need Two Bathroom Signs – Per Bathroom
It is true. Because California’s law predates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is stricter, it must continue to be followed. At the same time, you also have to meet the requirements of the ADA itself. For bathrooms, this means that you need two signs.
The doorways must always feature signage with geometric symbols that are mounted about 60 inches above the floor. Most importantly, the color contrast requirement applies to the door. Next, there are the standard ADA signs. They may be mounted on the wall next to the entrance and contain lettering, Braille II, and pictographs.
Make a mistake here – or miss one of the signs – and you are out of compliance.
Color Contrasts are Instrumental for ADA Signs
The Act specifies a differential of about 70% between the sign’s background color and the text. Similarly, you must offer sufficient contrast between the mounting surface and the character. However, did you know that it is possible to include a brand message in the design?
As long as we can create the required color difference, there is a high likelihood that we can integrate one or even two of your brand tones.
How to Get Your Free ADA Sign Guide for San Diego County CA
Downloading the ADA Cheat Sheet is an excellent way of having the details on hand as needed. That said, maybe you do not want to spend your time reading through the requirements. We can help. Our sign shop routinely works with San Diego County business owners, municipalities, and schools to design, produce, and install compliant signage.
If you already have some signs on the premises, invite us out for a site survey. We will catalog the products you are still missing and how we need to design them to fit in with your current interior décor.
Contact us today!