Approximately 2.5-million Americans are legally blind, and many more live with limited vision caused by macular degeneration and glaucoma. Back in 2015, there were an estimated 262,800 individuals living with blindness and visual impairment in the Atlanta area, according to the National Federation of the Blind.
Without adequate ADA signage, your business excludes them all.
Furthermore, non-compliant businesses are at risk of being targeted by lawsuits. You could be fined up to $50,000 or more.
Simply knowing your ADA obligations–and meeting them with ADA signs–can expand your brand’s reach and protect you from legal fees.
Know your ADA obligations
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was written into legislation back in the 1990s to protect the rights of those living with disabilities. Specifically, the ADA requires that all businesses provide adequate signage to enhance building accessibility.
As a business owner, it is your legal and ethical duty to make your products and service accessible to everyone.
To facilitate accessibility, ADA signage is used in “permanent” interior spaces, such as lobbies, office doors, elevators, restrooms, floor numbers, and hotel/apartment doors.
ADA signage typically includes:
- Easy-to-ready typefaces, such as non-decorative serif
- High dark-to-light or light-to-dark contrast between characters and their background
- Proper placement, in line with ADA standards
- Contracted Braille (formerly called Grade 2 Braille), raised text, and/or graphics
Protect your business with Atlanta Custom Signs
Atlanta Custom Signs specializes in bringing businesses up to code with a variety of customized, ADA-compliant indoor signage options.
If you are currently in violation of ADA standards, or are unsure about your current status, give us a call at 470-355-8170.