The Americans with Disabilities Act — or “ADA” — is a 1990 federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. Subsequent federal, state, and municipal laws have all followed. Certain ADA laws mean that your business might need braille signs. ADA compliant signs might need to have text of a sufficient size, easy to see color schemes, proper placement, and, of course, 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, Johns Creek, Duluth, 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 braille signs, many of these customers won’t be able to give you their business. But the consequences go beyond merely losing a few sales. Without braille 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 if you need braille signs for your Norcross, GA, business, you should contact a local sign studio. Get in touch with us Peachtree Signs & Graphics to learn more about the braille signs you need.