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ADA Compliant Signage

ADA Compliant Signs and Tactile Braille 

Need specialized signage to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? We’ll join you on-site and do the job in full compliance with Federal guidelines. We can help with both interiors and public spaces.

Code compliance and permit expediting experts, Burnham Nationwide, helped us create a guide on ADA Signage Requirements.

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Acrylic ADA Signage
What You Need to Know

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a complex series of laws and regulations.  It places many requirements on architects, general contractors, and others involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of public buildings.

All areas of new construction and alterations to existing buildings and facilities need to comply with the requirements noted in the ADA.

Types of Signage Covered Under ADA

Wall Mounted

  • Permanent room signs
  • Directional signs
  • Informational signs

Ceiling Mounted or Projected

  • Directional signs
  • Informational signs
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Meagan ADA SIgnage
What it Addresses
ADA addresses matters as diverse as handicapped entry ramps and the type of door handles that must be installed. It also covers signage to assist those with low vision, blindness, other disabilities, or old age.
Cushing ADA Signage

Some of these are braille signs, while others may use high-contrast color schemes or raised lettering.

Experience and Headache Free Help
Cushing’s services don’t stop at providing a first-quality selection of ADA-required signage – we do much more than print signs!

Our ADA subject matter experts are standing by to take charge of the complex and often-confusing job of selecting and placing the signage required throughout your building.

RELATED: Guidance on ADA Standards for Accessible Design

For example, ADA-compliant signage is required for any sign that identifies a particular public space (e.g., a conference room). Likewise, if a sign directs, guides, or informs people in some fashion (such as an EXIT sign would do), approved signage must be used.

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We understand that general contractors and project managers are not experts on ADA signage matters, nor do most have time to learn the minutia of the ADA regulations. That’s why we make our ADA experts available to go on site and supervise the placement and type of signs required by law.

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Braille Requirements

Braille Requirements

  • Dimensions and Capitalization
  • Braille dots – domed or rounded shape
  • Uppercase letter or letter indication only to be used before first word of sentences, proper nouns and names, individual letters of the alphabet, initials, and acronyms.


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ADA Signage for Lake Meadows Apartments
ADA signs were installed in a recent project completed at Lake Meadows Apartments.

Our team assisted with amenity signs for rooms such as the fitness and business centers.

 Located in the Bronzeville area of Chicago, graphics include braille signage and room identification signs.
Braille Sign Outside Business Center
All Gender Restroom ADA Sign
“Cushing always comes through with unique and cost effective solutions on projects. The customer service is always top notch and the installers are detail oriented.”
Taylor Bass, Project Manager and ADA Client
Bulley & Andrews
Area of Refuge Required for ADA
Each ADA sign needs to include braille lettering, and height needs to be 60 inches at center from the ground.
ADA Vector Graphics
Each sign needs to be installed in the exact same location.
Area of Refuge Graph
Braille Sign Gallery (Click Images for Larger Versions)
ADA Signage for New Residential Building Real Estate
ADA Resource for General Contractors
You need to get the job done so your tenant gains occupancy.

We understand! Behind the scenes, your Cushing project manager will handle the installation of ADA signs and access to the building.

Hassle-free, headache-free, ADA compliant signage is our specialty.

Bring Cushing in at the beginning of a project so we can plan  for a perfect installation with you.

Here Are Just a Few of the Things You Don’t Have to Worry About

You already know that complying with government regulations can be challenging. These are just a few of the dozens of topics the ADA regulations address. With our help you won’t need to worry about any of them.

  • How must signs be finished to comply with ADA?
  • What colors must be used for text and background?
  • Is contracted Grade 2 Braille necessary?
  • Which signs need to have Braille?
  • Are raised characters mandatory?
  • What are the visual requirements for lettering?
  • Which signs must carry pictograms? Which pictograms?
  • How must the signs be mounted?
  • Does a private restroom need ADA signs?
  • What about private rooms not open to the public? Do they need ADA signage?
Meagan ADA Signage Vision Router
ADA Signage Elevator Wayfinding Sign
Why Partner with Cushing for ADA Signage?

We’re a BIG time saver.

You focus on getting the building open. We’ll take care of the ADA signs.

Keep your attention on the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural matters rather than getting bogged down with government regulations.

Your Cushing Account Manager will review the drawings, mark all the locations requiring ADA signs, and send a signage package for you to review. Easy as that!

We’ve got your back – let’s chat!
Saving You Energy and Time
How much time does this save?

At least a few hours; more likely several days. If you don’t know the intricacies of the ADA regulations and try to do this on your own, we could be saving you weeks of back and forth with the building code people who are well aware of ADA requirements and who can be sticklers on the fine details.

Braille Room Sign

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Your ADA Provider, Today and Tomorrow

We’d love to be your resource for ADA signs & installation. How can we help you?

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