Beautiful Signs for a Better Planet
Our standard outdoor restroom signs ADA signs are machined from solid aluminum. This means there’s no adhesive to fail or layers to separate. While the high grade paints will eventually fade, the useful life of your sign is a very long time. We even offer a limited lifetime warranty for all our exterior ADA signs.
Rest assured your investment will hold up outside, and you won’t be circling back in a few years or getting customer complaints about bad signs. And when your facility changes, the signs are made of 100% recyclable metal.
Use All Gender, Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Restrooms signs to identify handicap accessible restrooms outdoors.
Use exterior, metal Accessible All Gender ADA restroom signs to identify handicap accessible restrooms available for everyone to use. Accessible All Gender Restroom signs can contain either the traditional or modified ISA. Scroll down for more information on when to use the traditional ISA versus the modified ISA.
Use exterior, metal Accessible Men’s ADA restroom signs to identify handicap accessible restrooms available for males. Accessible Men’s Restroom signs can contain either the traditional or modified ISA. Scroll down for more information on when to use the traditional ISA versus the modified ISA.
Use exterior, metal Accessible Women’s ADA restroom signs to identify handicap accessible restrooms available for females. Accessible All Gender Restroom signs can contain either the traditional or modified ISA. Scroll down for more information on when to use the traditional ISA versus the modified ISA.
ADA signs provide visually impaired and blind people greater access to public buildings, and often include braille, raised text and pictograms. The International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA or person in a wheelchair pictogram) must be used on accessibility signage in several situations, including on outdoor restroom signs.
In New York and Connecticut, the modified ISA is required. Additionally, in many other U.S. jurisdictions the modified ISA is acceptable. While many prefer the feel of the modified ISA, we recommend confirming ISA requirements with your local building inspector before ordering accessibility signs.
Green Dot Sign® outdoor restroom signs and other exterior ADA signs are practically indestructible and come with a lifetime warranty. Instead of plastic, our signs for outdoor purposes are made from machined solid aluminum, brass or bronze plates. Each sign is then painted, sanded to expose letters and pictograms in the natural metal and lastly dressed with a top coat. Because metal sign construction does not have layers, there are not materials with different rates of thermal or hygroscopic expansion waiting to fail after temperature or humidity swing. All paints are automotive grade, two-part catalyzed paints with the longest possible exterior life. Fading will occur around 10 years, but usable life is much longer.
Outdoor ADA signs are an often overlooked aspect of building sign systems. All too often, designers specify the same materials for both interior and exterior sign applications. This oversight leads to disastrous results, as typical interior signs fail when exposed to outdoor conditions. Plastic exterior ADA sign failures usually fall into one of these four categories.
Signs use words and symbols to communicate messages. “ADA sign” refers to signage marking U.S. public building rooms, spaces or features that are regulated by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The U.S. Department of Justice published the ADA in order to prohibit discrimination against those with disabilities. Federally regulated signage provides the 7.5 million Americans that are legally blind or visually impaired equal access to public spaces across the U.S.
ADA sign requirements enforced today were released as part of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (SAD). Detailed federal signage requirements direct the location and content of identification, directional and informational signs. Some, but not all, door signs are regulated by the ADA.
Take the guesswork out of whether your Handicapped Accessibility signs will pass inspection with Green Dot Sign® ADA compliant braille signs. Review our ADA Signage Requirements FAQs to learn about federal accessibility signage guidelines.
U.S public buildings are required to post exterior ADA signage in two instances. First, if not all building entrances are handicap accessible, signage must direct toward the nearest accessible entrance. Additionally, if not all entrances are accessible, handicapped accessible entrance(s) must be marked with ADA signs that include the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA or person in a wheelchair pictogram).
Signage that directs towards an accessible building entrance does not need to contain braille or raised characters. It is best practice to place wayfinding signs at every turn along the route to the accessible alternative. When no turns are required, directional signs should be posted every 35 to 50 feet.
Second, exterior tactile signage is required if an outdoor space is part of a building structure, such as a courtyard or shared rooftop patio. ADA signage with braille and raised characters identifying outdoor building spaces must be placed at doorways leading back inside the building. However, exterior ADA sign is not necessary at building doors leading to parking lots or sidewalks.