Let’s say that you’re just starting your own business. You’ve managed to find a good little spot in Houston, you’ve figured out the setup, you have a business plan, you’ve hired all the staff you need, you have got a marketing strategy, and you have renovated and painted your new office or store. You’ve even figured out all the little things. Things like signs. You have put a sign pointing to the bathrooms, a sign for the main reception desk, and an exit sign. Great, good for you! What about ADA signage, though?
What? Yeah, there are many, many things to think about when running a business, and it’s natural, perhaps inevitable, to overlook a few things. And a lot of business owners overlook ADA signage. Why? Because most business owners don’t think about ADA signage because they don’t need it themselves; it’s hard to see the world through somebody else’s eyes. So they may never know that they’re losing customers or clients because their business is inaccessible to them. Or worse still, they may get slapped with a fine for non-compliance.
ADA compliant signage
ADA compliant signs are designed to help those with disabilities read and understand important information. ADA compliant signs help make the world –and your business– more accessible for everybody. Examples of ADA compliant signs include:
- Tactile and Braille Signs
- Office Fire Safety Signs
- Room Number & Room Identification Signs
- Directional Signs
- Name Plates
- Engraved Signs
Why compliance matters
ADA compliant signs are every bit as important to your business as are any other signs. The signs in your place of business convey messages as basic as where the bathrooms are to perhaps something as complex as a company motto or guarantee. But these signs will do some of your potential customers or clients no good if they cannot read them. Just as some businesses in Houston choose to display signs in both English and Spanish so they can reach the Hispanic community, so too should your business communicate with those who have disabilities.
But not only are ADA compliant signs good for business, they are the law. While the Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal law, there are many state and municipal laws around the country that further affect ADA compliant signs. That is why it is important to work with a local business to get you the signage you need to comply with the laws in your area.
Signs of Success will help to ensure that your signage meets all federal and local standards, both in terms of content and placement. And we can help you get any signage you need, from stock signs that appear in many business or something tailored to your specific needs. Whether you are starting from scratch, need to replace your ADA compliant signs, or would like to add to them, Signs of Success can help you increase accessibility in the workplace.
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If you have any questions about ADA compliant signage, or any other of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!