One of the sample boards that John uses for sales purposes

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Laser -cut acrylic on bamboo panel
Installing the Braille balls in a completed sign

Laser at work: ADA signage

John Hose has been making ADA signs with the help of the laser for years

By signcraft

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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ADA signage resources


Signs And The ADA/ABA Manual
Since the dawn of the ADA, Sharon
Toji, has been helping sign companies
and specifiers understand the
ADA’s signage requirements. Her
comprehensive manual explains how
to produce compliant signs.
Go to and follow
the link to Access Communications to
learn more about the manual.

Materials and more:

Accent Signage Systems

A.R.K Ramos

Gemini Inc.:


Small Balls Inc.:

Braille software:
(translates text into Braille)

Duxbury Systems:

Laser engravers/cutters:

Acsys Laser:

Epilog Laser:


Trotec Laser:

Universal Laser Systems:

Vision Engravers:

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. It is intended to prevent discrimination against and to require accommodation for disabled people. One area it addressed was the need for wayfinding signage that was functional for those with a disability.

The design, color and placement of wayfinding signs had been spelled out by the ADA and compliance was required by the law. Sign shops scrambled to understand ADA and start producing ADA-compliant signage.

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