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The term “ADA braille signs” refers to a wide range of sign types that follow the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) standards for braille size/spacing, as well as general sign design and installation.
The ADA is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. To that end, the ADA outlines a number of sign design specifications that must be followed by businesses to make all products, services, buildings, and information totally inclusive. Braille is a system of touch reading and writing used by blind persons.
ADA braille signs display embossed dots arranged in quadrangular letter spaces, called cells, each of which may contain up to six dots. For ADA braille signs to be easily read by individuals with blindness and visual impairment, the dots must be easily discernible by touch and also meet ADA design standards, which include specifications regarding:
If this seems like a lot to learn, don’t worry: Conover DeSIGNS can help.
Most businesses must include ADA braille signs, though some sign types are exempt. According to Chapter 2, Section 216 – Signs of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Union businesses do not need to invest in ADA designs and braille for the following sign types:
All other sign types must abide by ADA accessibility guidelines.
Since we opened our doors for business, Conover DeSIGNS has been a trusted ADA braille sign provider for businesses throughout Union, MO and the surrounding areas. We carry a huge selection of indoor and outdoor signage, all of which can be used as ADA braille signs. Our in-house creative team is well-versed in all ADA sign requirements, and we guarantee 100% compliance both with our sign design and installation, as stipulated in Chapter 7, Section 703 of the ADA.
To date, Conover DeSIGNS has helped dozens of business owners avoid fines and promote inclusivity throughout Union, and all the surrounding areas. And we can help you, too!