Welcome All: Why ADA Signs are Essential for Your Business

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In today’s world, inclusivity is key. This extends to your business, where creating a welcoming and accessible environment goes beyond just good customer service – it’s the law. ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) signs play a crucial role in achieving this goal. Let’s explore why ADA signs are essential for your business, ensuring a smooth and positive experience for all your customers.

Navigating with Ease: How ADA Signs Improve Customer Experience

Ensure inclusivity and compliance with ADA signs, vital for welcoming all customers

Imagine a visually impaired customer entering your store. Without clear ADA signage, navigating the space becomes a frustrating challenge. Here’s how ADA signs improve customer experience for people with disabilities:

  • Clear Wayfinding: Properly placed ADA signs guide customers with visual or mobility impairments to restrooms, exits, entrances, and other important areas. This promotes independence and reduces the need for assistance.
  • Enhanced Safety: Tactile braille signs allow visually impaired individuals to locate fire exits and safety equipment easily. Audiovisual aids can further enhance safety communication.
  • Increased Confidence: A business that prioritizes ADA compliance showcases inclusivity, fostering a sense of belonging and confidence for customers with disabilities.
  • Improved Brand Image: Demonstrating a commitment to accessibility strengthens your brand image as a caring and responsible business.

Investing in ADA signs is an investment in a more welcoming and user-friendly experience for all your customers.

Fines and Lawsuits: The Legal Repercussions of Ignoring ADA Signage

Beyond the ethical imperative, neglecting ADA compliance can have significant legal consequences. Here’s what you need to be aware of:

  • Fines: The Department of Justice can impose hefty fines on businesses found to be non-compliant with ADA regulations.
  • Lawsuits: Customers with disabilities who experience difficulty navigating your business due to a lack of ADA signage may file lawsuits. These lawsuits can be costly and time-consuming.
  • Negative Publicity: News of ADA violations can damage your business reputation and deter customers.

Taking a proactive approach by installing proper ADA signage is a cost-effective way to avoid these legal and reputational pitfalls.

Beyond Compliance: Investing in Quality Signs

While basic compliance is essential, consider going the extra mile. High-quality ADA signs offer several advantages:

  • Durability: Invest in signs made with durable materials that can withstand wear and tear.
  • Aesthetics: ADA signs don’t have to be an eyesore. Choose signs that complement your existing décor and create a cohesive visual environment.
  • Customization: Many sign companies offer custom ADA signage solutions tailored to your specific business needs.

By installing clear, compliant, and high-quality ADA signs, you’re not just following the law – you’re creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all your customers. This translates to a better customer experience, a stronger brand image, and, ultimately, the success of your business.

Don’t wait! Contact BSC Signs today to discuss your ADA signage needs. Together, we can create a space that welcomes everyone.

ADA Signs Keep Your Customers Safe

The ADA stands for Americans with Disabilities Act, which is a landmark piece of legislation designed specifically for making businesses accessible for people with disabilities. The act covers a variety of permanent signage on a business property that has to be in line with ADA guidelines. Since these signs have a specific purpose, you need experts in the field for design and fabrication. These signs make it simple to find your way around a property and increase accessibility for all visitors.

Where You Need ADA Compliant Signs

The primary purpose of ADA signs is to help people easily navigate through a property and you can use them in various locations such as:

  • Entrances and Exits – Each of the entry and exit points on a business’ premises need to be marked clearly
  • Permanent Rooms and Offices – All permanent rooms, including offices, closets, and mechanical spaces must be marked with room identification 
  • Elevators – Elevators need to be clearly marked with ADA-compliant signage
  • Facilities – Signs should direct people towards facilities, such as restrooms

Why You Should Choose an ADA Sign Expert

Making sure that your business is ADA compliant is more than just a good idea; it’s required by law. The signs mentioned above are only a few examples of ADA-compliant signage that need to be put up in public spaces in your business. It’s advisable to work with a signage specialist who can help ensure that every room is covered because there are specific standards when it comes to the design and production of the signs.

The team at BSC Signs can help you understand the requirements and provide high-quality, perfectly designed, and durable ADA signs. Contact us today to get more information about your signage options.

Inclusive ADA Signs For Your Business

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) aims to make all public places easily accessible to individuals with disabilities. The act covers a variety of permanent signage on a business property that has to be in line with ADA guidelines. Since these signs have a specific purpose, you need experts in the field for design and fabrication.

Look for professionals that offer these products. They will not only provide you with design options but also will plan and design the sign well, making sure it’s in line with ADA requirements. These signs make wayfinding easy and various areas of a property more accessible for everyone.

Where You Need ADA Signs

As mentioned earlier, the signs are primarily made for wayfinding, and they help people easily navigate through a property. You can use them in various locations such as:

Restroom sign
ADA signs are crucial in any building.
  • Entrances and Exits – All the entry and exit points on a business’ premises need to be marked very clearly
  • Permanent Rooms and Offices – All permanent rooms, including offices, closets, and mechanical spaces must be marked with room identification (names are not necessary and can be displayed in a paper insert or other means)
  • Elevators – Elevators need clearly marked ADA compliant signs too. These show where differently-abled individuals can go when they need to move between floors
  • Facilities – Place ADA Signs to direct people towards facilities, such as restrooms

High-Quality Inclusive ADA Signs Fabrication

Above are just a few examples of ADA compliant signs that must be placed in common areas in your business property. Since there are specific requirements when it comes to the design and fabrication of the signs, it’s best to engage with a signage expert who can assist with making sure all rooms are covered.

Our experts can help you understand the requirements and provide high-quality, perfectly designed, durable ADA signs. We are here to help with all your inclusive sign design requirements. We will ensure these signs are durable and vivid, which helps to keep your customers safe when they are on your property. We have brand new, top-notch equipment needed to create the best high-quality ADA compliant signs. We take great pride in our facility, highly skilled team, safety record, and the products we provide. Feel free to visit our website for more information about our services and the types of signs we can design and fabricate for you. BSC also covers our products with a two-year warranty, which is your assurance that we will provide you with the best products possible.

BSC SIGNS is an award-winning full-service licensed sign contractor and custom fabricator based in Broomfield, Colorado. We design, build, and install signage for businesses and organizations in Denver Metro, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and throughout Colorado and southern Wyoming. 

ADA Signs Can Enhance Your BRAND!

In the world of ADA Signs, there are two generally approved techniques – photopolymer and layered acrylic with raster beads. Each manufacturing method has benefits and preferred application uses. That is where your sign consultant comes in.

Acrylic Layering

This sign type is best for protected settings such as hospitals, high-end offices with specialty finishes, and clinics. Acrylic signs with raised text applied to a sign face and the raster fit method of braille provide a cost effective sign solution. There are many laminate choices and painting options that will effectively bring sites into ADA compliance. The challenge is presented by patrons. The laminates can be picked at, letters rearranged, or the raster beads (used for braille) can be removed with some effort. Additionally, if you are in the budgeting process, the names of your rooms may impact price. If exact room names haven’t been determined, there may be a price change when final design packages are approved. The more acrylic required for the lettering, the higher the cost.

Photopolymer

This is the best sign type for high traffic unprotected environments, schools, public buildings where there may be a degree of vandalism. While there are fewer first surface laminate options, there are thousands of paint options, digital print backgrounds, and first/second layer applications to make these signs special and unique. The initial price of purchase can be a little more, but the longevity of the sign usually offsets it.

Branding

So what does material selection have to do with branding? The reality is most ADA signs can be done using either method. The DESIGN is what sets you apart. These little signs are required – you can’t get around them. However, you can make the most of them by throwing your logo in the corner, adding a second-surface digital print to color code floors or add a splash of color to the background, and even better you can add layers to turn your sign into viewing pleasure. The only limits to customizing your ADA sign package are design and budget.

Below is an inspirational portfolio video by NovaPolymer showcasing designs. All signs pictured are photopolymer.