New ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations regarding signs went into effect March 15, 2012. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. Are you compliant? Do you have to be? Here, some quick answers to some of the questions we’re most often asked. Q: Do I have to worry about ADA regulations? A: Just about every business that provides goods or services to the public must comply. There are 12 categories of public accommodations, including stores, restaurants, bars, service establishments, theaters, hotels,recreational facilities, private museums and schools, doctors’
At Metro Sign and Awning, we recently upgraded our equipment in an effort to offer to our customers advanced ADA and Way Finding Signage. Many clients aren’t aware of various options available and that we can help them create a design to compliment their application as well as their budget if brought in during the development stages. We work with architects and developers related to various industries (Health Care, Hotel, Professional, Residential) while offering consultation on color, design, technique, application and budget of a complete sign package that includes both interior as well as exterior signage. Check out this useful post about the importance of wayfinding planning committees for hospitals by clicking here.