ADA / SAFETY SIGNS
Universal Sign and Graphics provides custom ADA/Safety Signs for Houston and Montgomery, Texas.
What are ADA / Safety Signs ?
The ADA laws dictate that businesses are required to have signage that is conveniently located and easily read accessible both visually and through touch.
Passed in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on a disability. It has inspired subsequent federal, state, and local laws.
The most common ADA signage requirement is braille. Braille is a series of raised characters found on signs and is an important element, but the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (or ADAAG) require more.
For business owners in Houston, Montgomery, and the surrounding areas it’s important to know that if a sign identifies a permanent room or space of a facility; directs or informs about functional spaces of the facility or identifies, directs to, or informs about accessible features of the facility, it must comply. Signs for advertising and marketing purposes, temporary signs, company logos, and names are examples of signs or sections of signs that do not have to comply.
ADA / Safety Signs – In addition to Braille Signage, the ADA requires several different types of signs including:
- Handicap Signs
- Handicap Parking Signs
- Disability Accessible Signs
- Elevator Signs
- Directional Signs
OSHA Safety Signs are grouped into 4 primary categories:
- Danger Signage
- Warning Signage
- Caution Signage
- Notice Signage
Restroom Signs / ADA Signs includes
- Women’s Bathroom Signs
- Men’s Bathroom Signs
- Restroom Door Signs
- Unisex Bathroom ADA Signs
- Handicap Accessible Restroom Signs
Enter / Exit Signs – There are many different types of Enter & Exit Signs, here are some examples:
- Braille Enter / Exit Signs
- No Exit Entrance Only Signs
- Exit Only – Do Not Enter
- Enter / Exit Signs
- Entrance Only
- Notice Not an Exit
ADA Engraved Signs – There are many different types of Enter & Exit Signs, here are some examples:
- Braille Signage
- Handicap Accessible Signage
- Office / Room Signage
- Restroom/ Bathroom Signage
includingADA/Safety Signs are life safety signs…
They need to be in a typeface that is clear and large enough to read by everyone including those with impaired vision. ADA signs must be placed in highly visible areas and use color schemes that are easily read and include braille. They are located in designated areas such as:
- Exit signs at doors
- Stairwell signs indicating stair designation, floor level, floor served, roof access information, and the level at which the exit is located
- Elevator restriction during an emergency such as “In case of fire use stairs”
Why Choose Us for ADA / Safety Signs in Houston and Montgomery, Texas?
The Universal Sign and Graphics team is up to date on ADA/Safety Signs Guidelines including the many requirements of each local region throughout Montgomery, Spring, Conroe, Willis, The Woodlands, Galveston and the greater Houston metropolitan area. Our specialists will work with your business to ensure that your company ADA signs are compliant and up to code. Not only will this help your visually impaired customers it will give you peace of mind that you are not in violation of code which can result in a pricey fine. Each state and municipality have customized ADA regulations and it’s best to work with a local sign studio that knows which ADA signs you need. To learn more, please contact us.
OSHA Safety Signs
OSHA Safety signs communicate safety and vary per area. OSHA guidelines and signs are required by law and they protect employees, visitors, and customers. These signs are for safety and are required at government facilities, construction sites, warehouses, fire escapes, playgrounds, hospitals, hotels, schools, and caution for these hazards:
- Beware Overhead Electric Power Lines
- Danger High Voltage
- Danger Construction Area
- Fire Exits
- Notice Authorized Personnel Only
- No Smoking
- Wet or Slippery Surfaces
Houston and Montgomery, Texas Custom Restroom Signs
What are Restroom Signs? Restroom signs indicate restrooms by gender and are typically bolted on the door of the restroom or on a nearby wall.
Uses for Restroom Signs – Beyond demarcating the restroom, a restroom sign can also communicate subtleties about the business in which it is housed. Choice of font, materials, and colors all contribute to this.
Types of Restroom Signs – Restroom signs can use text, graphics, or both. The plain old graphics of a man and woman are effective, but a bit boring. You can use a more stylized graphic if you want to get creative. Brass, copper, and bronze are all popular materials for restroom signs, but you have other options, as well.
Why Choose Us for Restroom Signs in Houston and Montgomery, Texas? If all you want are perfunctory and simple restroom signs, Universal Signs & Graphics can make them for you. But we can make many other types of restroom signs, too. Want a graphic of a flapper girl and man in a straw boater for your speakeasy-style bar in Montgomery, Texas? We can design that for you. Want professional cut-brass restroom signs for your office in Montgomery, we can do that, too.
Benefits of Choosing Us for Restroom Signs in Houston and Montgomery, Texas – At Universal Signs & Graphics we can help with design, manufacture your restroom signs, advise you on the best place to install them, and then install them for you. If you need restroom signs for your business or organization in Montgomery, or elsewhere in Montgomery, or nearby in Texas, please contact us.
Houston and Montgomery, Texas Custom Enter/Exit Signs
What is an Enter/Exit Sign? Not all signs can be brilliant promotional tools. Some signs are more functional. An enter/exit sign indicates an entrance or an exit.
Uses for Enter/Exit Signs – Apart from their obvious purpose, enter/exit signs can also subtly communicate aspects of your business’s identity. Stay on-brand with enter/exit signs by using the same font or color scheme as the rest of your signage. However, keep in mind that there are Texas state and municipal laws that regulate how enter/exit signs must look.
Types of Enter/Exit Signs – Exit signs are generally rectangular and are illuminated by red light, but you can use different exit signs, too. There are fewer regulations on enter signs so you can use a hanging sign on your door, an awning sign, or something else entirely.
Why Choose Us for Enter/Exit Signs in Houston and Montgomery, Texas? Want a beautiful and welcoming entry sign for your Montgomery restaurant? Want to know the best place for an exit sign in your Spring office building? Not sure if the exit sign for your Montgomery fitness center complies with state and local regulations? Universal Signs & Graphics can handle all your enter/exit sign queries and requests.
Benefits of Choosing us for Enter/Exit Signs in Houston and Montgomery, Texas – If you live or manage a business or organization in Montgomery, College Station, Montgomery, or anywhere nearby in Texas and would like to commission some expertly-designed and well-manufactured enter/exit signs, or if you would just like to learn more about enter/exit signs, please contact us.
Houston and Montgomery, Texas Custom Engraved Signs
ADA & Engraved Signs – These signs are unique because they are required to be engraved so that they can be understood through touch as well as sight. They include:
- Braille signs
- Handicap accessible signs
- Office or Room number signs
- Restroom signs
- Tactile signs
What are Engraved Signs? An engraved sign has lettering that is carved into the panel of the sign so that it is recessed from the surface. Text can be engraved on to several different materials.
Uses for Engraved Signs – Engraved signs can add a touch of class to otherwise mundane signage. Engraved signs look professional, formal, and impressive in almost any setting.
Types of Engraved Signs – Engraved signs are commonly engraved on metal (usually brass, copper, bronze, or stainless steel) and wood. Popular types of engraved signs include:
- Architectural signs
- Building signs
- Door signs
- Conference room signs
- Reception and lobby signs
- Restroom signs
- And more!
Why Choose Us for Engraved Signs in Houston and Montgomery, Texas? Whether you want engraved plaques to use as door signs and conference room signs in your Montgomery office or want architectural engraved signage for your condominium building in Montgomery, Universal Signs and Graphics can make you the engraved sign you need. If you are not sure which material is best, we can help you choose.
Benefits of Choosing us for Engraved Signs in Houston and Montgomery, Texas – We take great care to ensure that our engraved signs not only look good but that they are also durable and will continue to look good for years to come. If you need engraved signs for your business or organization in Montgomery, elsewhere in Montgomery, or nearby in Texas, you should come to us. Please get in touch with us to learn more about our process and the engraved signs we can make.
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