ADA Regulations

Sinage specifications for ADA

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Tactile & Braille Characters:
Characters must be raised minimum 1/32"      
Characters must be accompanied by Grade 2 Braille      
Type Styles:
Characters must be uppercase, sans-serif or serif typestyle      
Characters must have a width to height ratio of between 3:5 and 1:1    
Characters must have a stroke width to height ratio of between 1:5 and 1:1    
Character Height:
Tactile characters must be a minimum of 5/8" high and a maximum of 2" in uppercase      
Characters must be a minimum of 3" high      
Characters must be sized to viewing distance      
Pictograms (symbols):
Equivalent written description must be placed directly below the symbol      
Written description cannot be within the symbol's background field      
Border dimension of the symbol background field must be a minimum of 6" high      
Finish and Contrast:
Characters and background must be eggshell, matte or other non-glare finish  
Characters must adequately contrast with the background  
Mounting Location and Height:
Mounted on wall adjacent to the latch side of the door      
Mounted to avoid door swing and protruding objects      
Mounting height of 60" from the floor to the centerline of the sign      
Minimum of 80" clearance between overhead sign and floor