Is your signage mounted in the proper
|4.30.6 Mounting Location and
Where permanent identification is provided for rooms and
spaces, signs shall be installed on the wall adjacent to the
latch side of the door. Where there is no wall space to
the latch side of the door, including at double leaf doors,signs
shall be placed on the nearest adjacent wall.
Mounting height shall be 60 in. (1525mm) above the finished
floor to the centerline of the sign. Mounting location for
such signage shall be so that a person may approach within 3 in.
(76mm) of signage without encountering protruding objects or
standing within the swing of a door.
The ADA requires symbol of access
signs for reserved accessible parking spaces
According to Federal Register section 4.6.4 of the ADA:
"Accessible parking spaces shall be designated as reserved by a
sign showing the symbol of accessibility..such signs shall be
located so they cannot be obscured by a vehicle parked in the
space." Spaces complying with 4.1.2(b)...shall have an
additional sign "Van Accessible" mounted below the symbol of
accessibility. Furthermore, the access areas of
these buildings must be clearly marked with the symbol of
Title II and Title III Requires Special
ADA Signage in the following places of "Public Accommodations"
and "Commercial Facilities":
a) an inn, hotel, motel, or other places of lodging except for
an establishment located within a building that contains not
more than five rooms for rent or hire and that is actually
occupied by the proprietor as residence of such proprietor
b) a restaurant, bar or other establishment serving food or
c) a motion picture house, theater, concert hall, stadium or
other place of exhibition or entertainment
d) an auditorium, convention center, lecture hall or other place
of public gathering
e) a bakery, grocery store, clothing store, hardware store,
shopping center or other sales or rental establishment
f) a laundromat, dry cleaner, bank, barber shop, beauty shop,
travel service, show repair service, funeral parlor, gas
station, office of an accountant or lawyer, pharmacy, insurance
office, professional office of a health care provider, hospital
or other service establishment
g) a terminal depot or other station used for a specified public
h) a museum, library, gallery, or other place of public display
i) a park, zoo, amusement park or other place of recreation
j) a nursery, public or private schools or other places of
k) a day care center, senior citizen's center, homeless shelter,
food bank, adoption agency or other social service center
l) state universities, local, state government agencies
m) office buildings, factories and warehouses
Don't make the mistake of buying and installing the wrong signs.
Let Tactile Signage, Inc. clear up any confusion and insure the
success of your signage program.
Please call us for your free ADA consultation and facility
assessment. Tactile wants to be part of your company's
solutions to the ADA signage requirements.