Did you know that June is Effective Communication Month? At C.P. Richards, we think this is the perfect time to focus on how important it is for businesses to communicate clearly and effectively with their customers. With our extensive signage capabilities, our company often plays a huge role in keeping the lines of communication open for our business clientele.
While all commercial signage is important, there is one type of sign that’s imperative for businesses to have in their commercial space: ADA signs, which help people with vision impairments and other disabilities navigate through your space safely and easily.
Rules for ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) signs are spelled out under federal guidelines, leaving businesses with no room for mistakes. These signs are required in certain rooms of an establishment, such as restrooms, vending areas and rooms that are permanent spaces for a specific use, like conference rooms. Some ADA signs require braille, but some do not. Restroom signs must be high contrast with low glare. And these are just some of the rules that must be followed. This is where our signage company is your saving grace!
At C.P. Richards, we are well versed in the regulations for ADA-compliant signs. These regulations were last updated in 2010 and the changes became effective in March 2011. If your business is located in an older building and your signs have not been updated recently, C.P. Richards can help you make any necessary changes. We can also help make sure your ADA signs are compliant if you are moving into or constructing a new building.
We’ll also help you determine the proper location for your signs and best height to hang them. People with disabilities need to be able to find your signs quickly and easily, especially in the event of an emergency. According to the ADA regulations, your compliant signs must hang no lower than 48 inches above the floor and no higher than 60 inches so they are accessible to the disabled, including the visually impaired and people in wheelchairs. When your signs are not in the right location and hanging at the appropriate height, it can cause confusion and even danger for customers with disabilities.
As a business owner, you also must make sure your handicapped-accessible parking spaces are clearly marked with proper signage placed at the proper height for easy visibility. C.P. Richards will ensure you meet these requirements, as well.
ADA-compliant signage is just one way we can help you! We’re also the team you can count on to achieve powerful and effective communication through office suite signs, custom signs and banners, window and wall graphics, trade show displays and more!
While we’re on the topic of effective communication, we would like to point out that C.P. Richards is the sign company you can rely on to keep you in the loop every step of the way when you entrust your sign project to us. We know that an essential part of keeping you 100% satisfied is keeping you 100% informed.
Ready to work with us? Call us today at 888.596.7446 or contact us through our website to learn more about how we can help you.