SMI Sign Systems works directly with architects, property managers, design firms, and contractors to create ADA sign solutions that fulfill the ADA signage requirements set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ADA signage is required for both the interior and exterior of buildings or facilities, including all entryways, exits, restrooms, and parking areas. Keeping up with ADA sign requirements can be time-consuming for business owners and project managers, so let our trained staff take the guesswork out of your next project that requires ADA restroom signs, ADA braille signs, or other ADA compliant signs.

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Always refer to your local building authority for regulations and code updates. You can review the guidelines enforceable as of March 15, 2016 (Chapter 7, section 703 of the ADA code relates to signs)
Please visit Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website.
ADA Sign Mounting Height Requirements
The baseline of the tactile copy can be mounted between 48” at the lowest point to 60” at the highest point. This allows signs of different sizes to be mounted on the same visual plane.

ADA Sign Mounting Location
Signs should be mounted to the wall on the latch side of the door. If there is no room on that wall, the sign may be mounted on the nearest adjacent wall. Please download ADA Signage Installation Guidelines (PDF) for more information
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)?

Q: Do all signs require tactile characters and Grade 2 Braille?

A: No, some sign types are not required to have tactile characters and braille such as directories, informational and temporary signs. Temporary signs are defined as signs that are in use for less than 7 days.

Q: Does the ADA cover all regulatory requirements for signage?

A: No, state, county or local codes may apply. Always check with your local code officials for signage code requirements. In California, you will also need to comply with the California Building Code.

Q: What heights do signs need to be installed at?

A: ADA has different mounting height requirements based on the sign type. See the installation guide for specific sign types and their mounting requirements.

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