Green Dot Sign® has created a Custom ADA Sign Design Guide that walks interior designers and signage specifiers through key sign design decision points.
This highly anticipated, free Guide delivers the information needed to design beautiful architectural signage that meets ADA requirements and are better for our planet.
Custom ADA Sign Design
Signage is highly versatile, and the best designs often come from industry creatives. There is now the option to design custom, ADA-compliant signs made of wood and other natural materials.
To maximize custom wood ADA sign design efforts, consider wood species, flat and raised sign content, sign shapes and sizes and sign edge profiles.
These signage design considerations are detailed in the new Guide, and unique ideas including custom color painted signs and mixed materials signs are highlighted.
ADA Signage Requirements
In 2021 over half the sign packages submitted for quote to Green Dot Sign by AECO professionals did not meet federal requirements, as detailed in the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Federally regulated signage provides the 7.5 million Americans that are legally blind or visually impaired equal access to public spaces across the U.S.
Together the just released Custom ADA Sign Design Guide and our other free ADA sign requirements resources can help your signs pass inspection.
Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990, the sign industry has almost exclusively used fossil fuel derived plastics for ADA compliant signs. Signage contributes to the nearly 50% of the global CO2 emissions generated by the built environment according to Architecture 2030.
You help reduce that by choosing ADA signs made of natural materials. Using certified Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) wood and non-toxic inks in a patent-pending manufacturing technique, Green Dot Sign’s ADA signs are 99% biodegradable by weight and our main product line is backed by an International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Declare label.