July 08, 2010

ADA and Signage · Guidelines You Need to Know

A diagram showing some ADA code requirements for signage plaques.

The designers at RSM wanted to share with you a few ADA signage guidelines that we know will be helpful in your next project. Did you know that signage plaques using correct ADA standards must have…

• Letters that are all uppercase and be sans serif

• Letters measured vertically from the baseline that are 5/8″ minimum and 2″ maximum in height

• Raised letters with a minimum of 1/32″ depth and accompanied with Grade 2 Braille

• Letters that are selected from fonts where the width of the uppercase “O” is 55% minimum and 110% maximum of the height of the letter “I”

• Pictograms that have a field height of 6″ minimum

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