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In 1990, the United States federal government passed the “Americans with Disabilities Act” (ADA). The law prohibits ableist discrimination and it has led to subsequent federal law, numerous state laws, and even municipal laws. The signs at your business in Germantown must comply with all relevant federal, state, and municipal ADA laws. This means having signage specially designed to help visually impaired customers interact and feel welcome at your business.
Q: Does ADA apply to only blind/ partially blind people or does it cover other disabilities for signs?
According to the National Federation of the Blind, there are over 111,000 people in Germantown who have a visual disability and over 16,000 just in Washington, DC. Without signs that are designed to maximize readability and facilitate communication, your business or organization is not able to properly serve hundreds of thousands of potential customers. You can even be fined for not complying with ADA regulations.
Comment: don’t say ‘worse than that’ – sounds insensitive, paying a fine is not worse than having a disability. Let’s not compare the two.
Also the business still can interact with disabled customers just not effectively or make them feel welcome without these signs. That’s why its there.
High-visibility placement and large text are key to good ADA signage. You should avoid certain color combinations for those with color blindness. ADA signs also utilize braille. ADA requirements must be taken into consideration when designing signs such as:
Q: When in doubt don’t put it in. I think ADA signs are required only for certain items such as wayfinding, safety, directory signs.. not floor or window graphics
Rockville Sign Company is a full-service sign and graphics company. We design, manufacture, and install high-quality and durable ADA signs for clients in Germantown. And we provide warranty for our workmanship.
Our knowledgeable staff will listen to your needs, suggest materials and finishes that will work best with your space, and communicate with you throughout the whole process. We can help your business meet ADA requirements and make all your customers feel welcome. Our mission is to build long term relations with our clients so we may both continue to grow our businesses.
To get started, please contact us today.