General ADA Sign Requirements
In order to ensure your sign meets all ADA requirements, the following list includes general guidelines to remember while designing your custom ADA signage.
- ADA signs must have a high-contrast background and text colors, such as a blue field with white text
- Interior signs require tactile or raised and braille letters for the visually impaired
- The text must be in a Sans Serif font, font styles without additional features, such as Arial
- The tactile font must be uppercase and between 5/8″ and 2″ tall
- All text must have a minimum 3/8″ space from the edge of the sign
- Individual characters must be spaced apart at 1/16″ or 1/8″ minimum and 1 1/5″ maximum from each other*
- Signs must be placed at least 48″ from the ground measured from the bottom of the lowest text
- Signs must be no higher than 60″ from the ground measured from the bottom of the highest text
- Braille lettering must be placed below and centered to all text with a minimum of 3/8″ space between any other sign elements including sign borders
For detailed information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and specific requirements, visit the official ADA website, or our resource guide
*Character spacing requirements vary depending on letter crossings, height, and stroke width.
DISCLAIMER: Customers are responsible for ensuring ADA compliance for any fully customized signs ordered.