Architectural Sign Info.

ADA Signage

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WeBuildSigns (WBS) is a leading manufacturer and online retailer of interior ADA signage for office buildings, healthcare institutions, commercial structures and government facilities. These include schools, hospitals, hotels, factories and many other types of buildings that provide special accommodations for handicapped and disabled people. Our attractive collections of ADA-compliant signs are highly visible and incorporate Grade II Braille and raised tactile lettering. Each of our architectural sign families includes identification and directional signage. We offer building level directories, egress maps and markers for stairs and elevators. WBS also makes a variety of standard and customized ADA restroom signs for men’s,...

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Elevator Signs

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for elevator signage can be found in the ASME Safety Code A17. There are basically two types of sign needed. First is the identification signage on the elevator enclosure (referred to as the ‘hoistway’) and the controls inside the car. On the exterior, Code 17 requires 2” raised and Braille on both door jambs of the hoistway entrances, positioned 60” above the floor level. Similar labeling is mandated on the buttons and other controls on the car’s interior, at a height of no more than 48” from the floor. ADA COMPLIANT ELEVATOR SIGNS...

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Directional Signage

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) contains high-level functional objectives for informational and directional signs in buildings that provide access to the public. In general, all structures offering access to the public must provide reasonable accommodations for people with certain types of disabilities – specifically visual impairments, hearing disabilities and mobility limitations. The ADA mandates have been translated into specific design requirements in the ADA Accessibility Guidelines Section 703. ADA-COMPLIANT DIRECTIONAL SIGNS FOR BUILDING INTERIORS The Guidelines provide detailed specifications for positioning and directional signage design – right down to the fonts and dimensions of the lettering, spacing, pictographs and...

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California Title 24 Restroom Signs

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Originally enacted in 2013, the California Title 24 restroom sign specifications and building code regulations have been revised several times. The 2017 version requires that all public bathrooms have two signs – one on the restroom door and the other on a nearby wall. Title 24 also mandates that single-user bathrooms accommodate both genders, and marked accordingly with unisex toilet signs labeled All Gender Restroom. As before, multiple-user toilet facilities in California may be gender-specific with Men’s, Women’s or Unisex symbols and labels. Under Title 24 California restroom signs must include the appropriate internationally recognized male, female or unisex symbol....

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Braille Signage

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The history of Braille signage began in the early 1800s when Charles Barbier developed the ‘Night Writing” system of raised dots for Napoleon Bonaparte. This enabled soldiers to communicate in the dark without using a lamp and giving away their location. Barbier’s system was subsequently refined by eleven year old Louis Braille in 1820, and has since become the communications standard for blind and visually disabled people. ADA COMPLIANT BRAILLE SIGNS FOR BUILDINGS WeBuildSigns manufactures a comprehensive set of economical ADA compliant signs for building interiors. Browse our website or call (512) 323-9770 to learn more about our signage systems...

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