Signage and the 2010 ADA Standards v2.1
A visual summary of the U.S. ADA signage standards
Luminant Design has created an illustrated guide to sign design requirements contained in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (formerly called the 2004 ADA Accessibility Guidelines). The 2010 ADA SAD was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice and is mandatory as of March 15, 2012 for most public and commercial spaces in the United States.
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Includes visual summaries of:
Detailed ADA visual summaries
216 Scoping Requirements
303 Changes in Level
307 Protruding Objects
402 Accessible Routes
403 Walking Surfaces
407 Elevator landing requirements
408 Limited use elevators
502 Parking Spaces
703 Tactile Signs, Visual Signs, Pictograms
Exclusive bonus sections
LRV value color contrast reference
List of 2010 ADA compliant fonts
Additional content now in development for version 3.0
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THIS DOCUMENT AND ITS AUTHOR ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE UNITED STATES ACCESS BOARD OR ANY OTHER U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCY. THIS DOCUMENT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES ACCESS BOARD OR ANY OTHER U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCY.
The content of this document is for reference only and is provided "as is" with no warranties express or implied, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. This document is derived from the official publication of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design by the Department of Justice and US Access Board, based on guidelines proposed by the US Access Board's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities, 36 CFR Part 1191. While care has been taken to accurately represent the original source materials, the author's visual reinterpretation of these materials, commentary and supplemental content should not be construed as legal advice concerning compliance with any laws or regulations.