People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

New ADA Interior Signage Rules

You may or may not be aware that on March 15, 2012, new requirements for interior signs took effect under ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Under these new rules, guidelines are outlined for typography, signage location, visual characters and even signage glare.

Although these guidelines are intended to assist the visually impaired, these requirements really assist all of us (universal design – i.e. curb cuts on sidewalk makes things easier for people with wheelchairs, strollers, shopping carts, etc.).  By setting a standard, the ADA is ensuring consistency and continuity, making our wayfinding experience easier.  Thank you ADA.


5 responses to “New ADA Interior Signage Rules

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  2. wallermily April 16, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Signs board is use for company goodwill. It is also use for promotion of business. quality of interior signs are always use to growing your business is up.

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  4. Mortisha Brown September 21, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I agree, it’s really quite confusing. I don’t see any much difference about the new requirements from the old ones. They just did some minor changes, that’s it.

  5. Jeff Black August 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    After reading those requirements, I’m curious what is different about the new requirements from the old ones.

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