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California ADA Restroom Signs

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California ADA Restroom Signs

CALIFORNIA ADA RESTROOM SIGNS - HISTORY While the Federal ADA regulations require only on sign to identify an open public restroom, California requires two.  Their two-sign requirement came about because the State of California adopted Restroom Sign requirements prior to the American with Disability Act in 1991. The original California Restroom ADA signs, developed in March of 1970, consisted of two geometric shapes without any tactile pictograms, text or braille.  These signs were invented and developed by Dr. Sam Genensky.  He was seeing impaired and when working in Santa Monica, he had some awkward experiences looking for the correct restroom. ...

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Basic rules for ADA compliant Signs ~ Nap's ADA guidelines

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Basic rules for ADA compliant Signs ~  Nap's ADA guidelines

Nap’s ADA Guide to Interior ADA Signage    All ADA compliant signs must have: Signs shall have a non glare finish with high contrasting colors. Text characters shall be San Serif and all Upper Case, nor overly bold, condensed, or italic. Design that meets specific requirements with copy height, stroke and spacing. Pictograms shall be in their own 6" high field and must have text directly below pictogram field. Braille shall be together and 3/8" to 1/2" below the last line of text. Braille shall be dome shaped, not flat or pointed.      All ADA signs fall into one...

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ADA lodging Signage ... Where's my room?

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ADA lodging Signage ... Where's my room?

The ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act,  is a civil rights law signed by President Bush on July 26, 1990. This law mandates that individuals with disabilities shall have access to jobs, public accommodations, government services, lodging, public transportation, telecommunications ...  Basically is states that all individuals shall be able to participate in, and have full access to all aspects of society. We hope to scratch the surface with this blog about the role ADA Signage plays within the lodging industry. Hotels, motels, inns and apartment complexes must comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),  to provide and promote greater accessibility for...

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GENDER Free Signs ~ The Equitable Restrooms Act

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GENDER Free Signs ~ The Equitable Restrooms Act

GENDER Free Signs – Illinois LAW ~  law SB 556 — the Equitable Restrooms Act. The Equitable Restrooms Act signed in Illinois, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, mandates that all single-occupancy restrooms “in a place of public accommodation or public building” to be identified as “all-gender and designated for use by no more than one person at a time or for family or assisted use… and each single-occupancy restroom shall be outfitted with exterior signage that marks the single-occupancy restroom as a restroom and does not indicate any specific gender.”   Illinois will join California, Vermont and New Mexico...

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ADA Rules ~ Are the Permanent Rooms in your building Labeled ?

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ADA Rules ~ Are the Permanent Rooms in your building Labeled ?

ADA Room Number  and ADA Room Name Sign Requirements Keep your building in ADA Compliance with ADA Room Name and ADA Room Number Signs.  Today, the law requires that all public buildings display an ADA Compliant Sign on each permanent room. When determining signage for a facility, a general rule of thumb is - if a room has an entry door, an ADA compliant sign with tactile lettering and braille should identify that room or space.  Any permanent rooms that have permanent fixtures which are are not likely to change require ADA compliant tactile and braille signs. Therefore these rooms are...

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