One of the sample boards that John uses for sales purposes
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.com

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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ADA signage resources

Information:

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 www.4adasigns.com and follow
the link to Access Communications to
learn more about the manual.

Materials and more:

Accent Signage Systems
www.accentsignage.com

A.R.K Ramos
www.arkramos.com

Gemini Inc.:
www.duetsbygemini.com

Rowmark:
www.rowmark.com

Small Balls Inc.:
www.brailleballs.com

Braille software:
(translates text into Braille)

Duxbury Systems:
www.duxburysystems.com

Laser engravers/cutters:

Acsys Laser:
www.acsyslaser.com

Epilog Laser:
www.epiloglaser.com

Gravograph:
www.gravograph.com

Trotec Laser:
www.troteclaser.com

Universal Laser Systems:
www.ulsinc.com

Vision Engravers:
www.visionengravers.com

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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