ADA signs are crucial to have for many businesses, organizations, institutions, and properties in Bakersfield and elsewhere in Kern County, California. But why are they so crucial? And, for that matter, what exactly are ADA signs?
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a 1990 law passed by the United States federal government that prohibits discrimination based on disability. The original ADA has inspired a subsequent federal law, many state laws, and even municipal regulations. ADA laws touch on many subjects, but perhaps their most prescient consequence for businesses, especially when signage is concerned, is how ADA laws mandate accessibility to those with visual disabilities. Depending on where your business is, its size, and who it serves, you need various signs to comply with ADA regulations. In short, if everybody can’t read your signs, you’re in trouble.
As the largest state in the Union, California also has the largest population of visually impaired individuals. The National Federation for the Blind estimated that as of 2016, California had nearly 800,000 people who lived with some form of visual disability. Think of how many of those people live in Bakersfield or nearby in Kern County. Without proper ADA signage, you cannot serve them. There might be dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of people who want to patronize your business but cannot simply because your signage is too difficult to read.
There are several attributes a sign needs to have to be ADA compliant. First, all text on ADA signs needs to be large. This is generally not difficult, because you want the text on all your signage to be large and prominent; what’s the point of installing text that’s too small for people to read? But there are more nuanced qualities to ADA signs, as well. Placement is key. Consider how very tall, very short, or nearsighted people might struggle to see where your sign is placed. Color combinations are also important. Certain colors blend together, especially for those who have some form of color blindness. Lastly, for directional signs, restroom signs, and the like, braille is important to have so that people with very little or no vision can read them with their hands.
Yes, it is. Depending on the size and nature of your Bakersfield/Kern County business, you can receive hefty fines for failing to have the necessary ADA signs. TM Signs and Graphics knows which ADA signs your business needs and we can design, manufacture, and install them for you. To learn more about ADA signs, please contact us via our website or call 661-379-6545.Back
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