ADA signage can be very specific.
The following ten rules apply to signs that identify a room or space. Informational and directional signs don’t require Braille, however they follow many of the other rules below. Please read this entire guide for a comprehensive overview.
- Signs that identify a room, space or area shall have raised characters and Braille.
- Signs shall have a non-glare finish with contrasting colors.
- Pictograms shall be in their own 6” high field. Add the ISA symbol if accessible.
- Characters shall be Sans Serif and all Uppercase.
- Characters must be between 5/8” and 2” with a minimum of 1/8” spacing.
- Font shall be ADA compliant. Not too bold, condensed, italic, etc.
- 3/8” minimum margin is required around all raised elements including Braille.
- 1” high space is required for one line of Braille.
- Braille shall be all together and 3/8” to 1 2” below last line of text.
- ADA signs are required for both public access areas and all employee areas.