The Americans with Disabilities Act — ADA for short — is a 1990 federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. The law has inspired subsequent federal, state, and municipal laws. It has also inspired a type of signage: ADA signs. ADA signs are signs that have large lettering and easy-to-read color schemes. To be ADA compliant, certain signs must be placed in certain areas so they can be seen by everybody. ADA signs can also contain braille.
The National Institutes of Health estimate that over one million Americans are legally blind with other estimates placing the number of visually impaired people in America between three and four million. Furthermore, the National Federation of the Blind estimates that there are over 267,000 people in Georgia who live a visual disability. Given this, there are bound to be more than a few blind or visually impaired people in Norcross, Chamblee, Peachtree Corners, or wherever in Georgia that your business or organization is located.
These people need to find their way around your business. If your business is not equipped with ADA compliant signs, then you can’t properly serve these customers. But the consequences go beyond merely missing out on their business. Without ADA signs, you might be in breach of ADA laws. Non-compliance with ADA laws leave you susceptible to receiving fines, sometimes large ones.
To know just what kind of ADA signs you need in Norcross, GA, you should work with a local sign studio. Please contact Peachtree Signs & Graphics to learn more about the ADA signs you need.