Nap's ADA Sign Blog — tactile signs

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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What is Braille ?

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What is Braille ?

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The Benefits of UV Direct Printing for ADA Signs

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The Benefits of UV Direct Printing for ADA Signs

Here at Nap’s we use a direct to substrate UV Printer for all our customer ADA signage orders.  Our UV Printing process enables us to provide our customers with a large variety of options and a high-quality products, along with being environmentally friendly.   What is UV Printing?   UV Printing refers to a commercial printing process that uses ultraviolet curing technology, with a different type of ink than conventional printing methods. This unique method of printing utilizing ultraviolet (UV) light to dry or cure, the ink.  As the printer distributes ink on the surface of the material the UV lights follow...

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