Post an Assistive Listening Device sign to inform visitors that assistive listening devices are available. Assistive listening devices are an accommodation for the hearing impaired that enables them to access and enjoy information and content.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) provide minimum accessibility guidelines for assistive listening devices (ALDs). Key points are below.
- ALDs are intended to augment standard public address and audio systems by providing signals which can be received directly by persons with special receivers or their own hearing aids and which eliminate or filter background noise. The type of assistive listening system appropriate for a particular application depends on the characteristics of the setting, the nature of the program, and the intended audience. Magnetic induction loops, infra-red and radio frequency systems are types of listening systems which are appropriate for various applications.
- ALDs appropriate for an assembly area for a group of persons or where the specific individuals are not known in advance, such as a playhouse, lecture hall or movie theater, may be different from the system appropriate for a particular individual provided as an auxiliary aid or as part of a reasonable accommodation. The appropriate device for an individual is the type that individual can use, whereas the appropriate system for an assembly area will necessarily be geared toward the “average” or aggregate needs of various individuals.” Such areas must have permanently installed ALDs if:
- audible communications are integral to the use of space (e.g., concert and lecture halls, playhouses and movie theaters, meetings rooms)
- the venue can accommodate at least 50 persons, or the venue has audio-amplification systems, and
- the venue has fixed seating
- The ADAAG also provide minimum requirements, such as the number of receivers, for a permanently installed system. Guidelines also detail what electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring to support portable ALDs are must be provided in areas not required to have a permanently installed ALDs.
Consult with the National Association of the Deaf to learn more about providing equal access for the hearing impaired.
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- Non-toxic 3D printing
- Sealed with traditional woodworking oils
ADA compliant signage
An Assistive Listening Device sign in a U.S. public building is regulated by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA prohibits 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 content and location of identification, directional and informational signs.
From grade 2 braille and compliant fonts, to proper spacing and contrast, our signs meet federal signage requirements. For easy to understand regulations information, please review our ADA Sign Requirement FAQs.
DOLLARS & CENTS
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- Order 2 signs and receive a 5% discount
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- Order 10 to 19 signs and receive a 10% discount
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- Order 25 or more signs and receive a 20% discount
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We work hard to make every order impeccable, but if your sign is not quite right, we’ll provide a remake or refund right away.
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Our interior ADA and office signs come with a 5 year warranty. Wood is durable and strong, and our patent-pending 3D printing process directly bond sign content to the wood sign base. This means that our signs are stronger and less vulnerable to tampering than signs that use adhesives. Click the icon above for warranty details.
EASY SIGN INSTALLATION
Foam tape or wood pegs
Many clients order office signs with foam tape, in which case your signs arrive with double sided foam tape pre-applied. To install your signs, simply remove tape backers, apply a circle of silicone and press your sign against the wall or door for 5 seconds.
For sturdier Assistive Listening Device sign installation or highly textured surfaces, order signs with wood pegs. While installing signs with wood pegs requires drilling wall holes, it is more secure.
If you plan to install your signs using the four peg installation approach and don’t want to run to the hardware store, add our installation kit to your order.
If your Assistive Listening Device sign is being applied to glass, just let us know and we’ll provide a thin wood backer for a nominal fee. A backer on the other side of the glass covers up foam tape for a polished look.
ADA sign mounting
An Assistive Listening Device sign in a U.S. public building is a regulated ADA sign. To ensure height and location mounting guidelines are met share our ADA Sign Installation Tips with your team.