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American Nameplate
21 White Pine Road
Suite 1
Hermon, Maine 04401

Phone: (207) 848-7187

Fax: (207) 848-7188

orders@amernameplate.com

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ADA Signage

New construction? Alterations? Comments from employees or visitors? Concerns about lawsuits?

Whether you're adding or changing signage in a present structure or starting fresh, we can help your facility meet the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).

We don't pretend to be lawyers but we can assist you in providing architectural and wayfinding signage that is both functional and compliant. Using ADA-compliant signage shows your commitment to those with disabilities. We'll help you with the contrasting color combinations needed to meet the ADA's requirements while designing signage that will enhance your facility both aesthetically and functionally.

ADA Signs help protect YOUR firm.

BILINGUAL? YOU BET!

We produce ADA-compliant bilingual signs! Just let us know your needs. We can produce bilingual signs in any combination of languages.

ADA Signage Made Simple

ADA signs can be done in four ways:

  1. "plain" (as shown in the 'Baby Changing' and 'Girls' examples with either square or round corners
  2. cut shapes (as shown below in the 'No Smoking' sign - We can match or create a shape!)
  3. on a matte (sample below with an explanation)
  4. or in a frame.

Here are the components of an ADA compliant sign:

  • Color and contrast compliant materials and finishes - non-reflective (we'll help you do that!)
  • Letters and pictograms that are raised 1/32" from the surface (appliqué material)
  • Letters must be in UPPER CASE and between 5/8" and 2" high
  • Pictograms - if used - must be on a sign at least 6" in height
  • Raster™ Grade 2 Braille

The non-glare substrate material (the 'background' on which the appliqué is placed and into which the raster lettering is placed) can be chosen from any of the following colors with appropriate consideration for contrast with the appliqué material shown below:

ADA Substrate
3-201 White
3-201
White
3-231 Ivory
3-231
Ivory
3-311 Sea Gray
3-311
Sea Gray
3-341 Smooth Silver
3-342
Smooth Silver
3-371 Vintage Silver
3-371
Vintage Silver
3-381 China Blue
3-381
China Blue
3-401 Black
3-401
Black
3-511 Blue
3-511
Blue
3-541 Blueberry
3-541
Blueberry
3-561 Sapphire
3-561
Sapphire
3-591 Ocean Blue
3-591
Ocean Blue
3-601 Red
3-601
Red
3-631 Ruby
3-631
Ruby
3-651 Orange
3-651
Orange
3-661 Dusty Rose
3-661
Dusty Rose
3-711 Smooth Gold
3-711
Smooth Gold
3-721 Marigold
3-721
Marigold
3-731 Antique Gold
3-731
Antique Gold
3-811 Parchment
3-811
Parchment
3-831 Matte Beige
3-831
Matte Beige
3-841 Dark Brown
3-841
Dark Brown
3-911 Bright Green
3-911
Bright Green
3-921 Teal
3-921
Teal
3-931 Celadon
3-931
Celadon

And the appliqué (the raised text and pictograms) can be from among the colors below provided they offer sufficient contrast with the substrate material chosen:

Your applique selections must contrast properly. Ask us about this!

Framed Signs

Every customer who's considering ADA compliant signage falls in love with our Framed Signs.

ADA Framed Sign

Frames come in a variety of colors (if you wish - not a requirement of ADA). We stock the colors below and can fabricate signs with them immediately. Other colors are available but require a one week lead time and a minimum order. Please ask us. NOTE: To see a larger chip, click on the color below and a new window will open.

Silver
Silver

Frosted Silver
Frosted Silver

Gold
Gold
Frosted Gold
Frosted Gold
Graphite
Graphite
Pewter
Pewter
Frosted Pewter
Frosted Pewter
Contrast Grey
Contrast Gray
German Silver
German Silver
Crimson
Crimson
Frosted Walnut
Frosted Walnut
Anodic Black
Anodic Black
Matte Black
Matte Black
Cobalt
Cobalt
Dusk
Dusk
Hunter Green
Hunter Green

** These color samples may not be exact representations of our products. Monitor resolution, color settings and display type can all effect how our color charts are viewed on the Internet.

We can help you sort through all of this!

We provide peel-n-stick closed cell foam tape for mounting unless otherwise specified. We can also mat signs for an even more appealing visual appearance as shown in the next picture below, to blend with your business decor. Custom cut shapes are also available.

THERE'S NOTHING THAT SAYS ADA SIGNAGE
MUST BE DULL OR UNINTERSTING!

What about mounting?

Just call us and we'll provide simple and easily understood instructions that require the simplest of materials - just a broom stick or anything 60" long and a pencil.


More about ADA-Compliant Signage

We help you comply with the laws! You may wish to visit the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (sometimes referred to as ADAAG) on the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board web site. They have a very interesting online course to help you with an in-depth understanding of ADA requirements. If you'd rather just get going, trust us to provide signage that will help keep your business or building in compliance with the laws.

ADA signage is slightly more expensive than signs without raised raster lettering but it can prevent future problems. Think about ADA-compatible signs for

  •  check-out aisles
  •  corridors/hallways
  •  telephone stands
  •  restrooms
  •  office doors
  •  coin-op machinery
  •  elevators
  •  or any other location in or around your business where wayfinding or identification signage will help guide visitors or employees.

Compliance is YOUR responsibility! We can help!

Custom shapes - We can do that!
We can help with ADA color compatibility.
There's no need for signage to be dull and boring!

Custom colors? Specific needs?
Contact the specialists at American Nameplate....

We can also 'MATTE' your signage to give it an even more professional 'look and feel' and to match with your decor!

In this example, we've used a white substrate material with dark green appliqué and a dark green matte on which the substrate is placed. This gives a beautiful raised appearance.

Make it attractive!

And we can ensure that your signage is coordinated throughout your building!

Here is a set of signs we did during August, 2006. Braille and appliqué is used where appropriate while the other signs are reverse-engraved and paint filled to match. This is an example of how we can help you coordinate your signage throughout your facility, meeting your design needs, and keep you well within your budget as well.

Color coordination throughout your facility!

Directories, wall signage, hallway signage - anything you need!

A recent ADA project