Easy-to-Read ADA Signage

Understand how visual and tactile needs differ

When creating ADA signage, it’s important to understand how the needs of tactile and visual readers differ. You can check it out yourself by testing out some tactile signs text the next time you are in a public space with ADA signs. The easiest raised characters to read have a beveled or rounded profile and are clearly separated from each other. The base of the character that is adhered to the sign plaque or molded from the plaque is wider than the top surface of the character so there is a clear profile.

Keep reading: Finish Standards for ADA Signage

Sharon Toji, ADA Sign Products

Sharon Toji

Sharon, also known as The ADA Sign Lady, is the president of ADA Sign Products, as well as a consultant for the company. She's authored a manual, “Signs and the ADA,” and began her journey in ADA signage in 1980.

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