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U.S.A. SIGN STANDARDS (2010)

Sample ADA Sign The following pages are an interpretation of the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (Section 703). We have tried to present the information in a format that is easy to understand. We have also included the 2010 Standards section numbers for easy reference.

The most common interior room signs are those whose tactile information and visual information are the same. For information concerning signs that will contain separate tactile and visual information, please refer to the page, "Using Separate Tactile and Visual Characters".


PERMANENT ROOM IDENTIFICATION SIGNS
(using characters that are both tactile and visual)

Signs that designate permanent rooms and spaces must comply with the ADA Sign Standards.


TYPICAL ROOM SIGN:

Typical Room Sign

ADA Home Page:
www.ada.gov

Access Board:
www.access-board.gov

Department of Justice:
www.justice.gov

APPLICATION:
When determining signage for a facility, a general "rule of thumb" is - if a room or space has an entry door, an ADA compliant sign should identify that room or space. This "rule of thumb" also applies to rooms within rooms.

Examples of permanent rooms or spaces include:

• Offices
• Meeting Rooms
• Classrooms
• Hospital Rooms
• Exam Rooms
• Labs
• Storage Rooms
• Mechanical Rooms
• Data Closets
• Kitchens
• Dining Areas
• Lounges
• Restrooms
• Exits
• Stairs (where an entry door exists)

ADA guidelines are intended to remove barriers and make facilities accessible to the blind, visually-impaired, and mobility-impaired. All public facilities must take steps to comply with ADA guidelines.