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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.
See the legal disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

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Includes visual summaries of:

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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
    and more...

Exclusive bonus sections

    LRV value color contrast reference
    List of 2010 ADA compliant fonts

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Additional content now in development for version 3.0

    More fonts, color contrast references, more code visualized...


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LEGAL DISCLAIMER

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.