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Take the guesswork out of whether your exterior ADA signs will pass inspection with Green Dot Sign® ADA braille outdoor signs. Even in the worst conditions, durable outdoor restroom signs last a very long time. Our metal signs are perfect for projects that need ADA compliant exterior restroom signs and custom metal exterior signs.
Green Dot Sign® is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota and partners with brands, AECO project teams and sign companies across the U.S. Signage experts since 2009 and eco-friendly sign specialists since 2019, we offer quick ship ADA office signs and fully custom signage to provide a sustainable signage solution for every building.
Use All Gender Restroom Exterior ADA signs to identify to identify handicap accessible restrooms outdoors. Accessible outdoor restroom signs contain either the traditional or modified ISA. Standard exterior ADA signs are available with a black sign background and aluminum sign content.
Use Accessible Men’s Restroom signs to identify handicap accessible restrooms outdoors. Accessible outdoor bathroom signs contain either the traditional or modified ISA. Standard exterior ADA signs are available with a black sign background and aluminum sign content.
Use Accessible Women’s Restroom signs to identify handicap accessible restrooms outdoors. Accessible outdoor restroom signs contain either the traditional or modified ISA. Standard exterior ADA signs are available with a black sign background and aluminum content.
Shape & size – Design a custom metal sign in the shape and size that fits your space.
Metal – Select an exterior ADA sign made from aluminum, brass or bronze.
Content – From lettering and braille to logos, arrows and pictograms your custom metal signs can contain any content.
Finish – Your exterior ADA signs can have a matte or satin finish.
Paint colors – Select any PMS/RGB/Hex code, or a paint code from any large paint manufacturer for your custom metal signs.
Mounting – Custom metal signs can be installed via several approaches, including studs, cleats and through holes with decorative fastener heads.
While metal signs are typically used for outdoor purposes, they can also be used indoors as either a standalone metal office sign or as part of a mixed materials custom sign.
Green Dot Sign® outdoor ADA signs are practically indestructible and come with a lifetime warranty. Instead of plastic, our signs for outdoor purposes are made from machined solid aluminum, brass or bronze plates. Each sign is then painted, sanded to expose letters and pictograms in the natural metal and lastly dressed with a top coat. Because metal sign construction does not have layers, there are not materials with different rates of thermal or hygroscopic expansion waiting to fail after temperature or humidity swing. All paints are automotive grade, two-part catalyzed paints with the longest possible exterior life. Fading will occur around 10 years, but usable life is much longer.
Outdoor signage is an often overlooked aspect of sign systems. All too often, designers specify the same materials for both interior and exterior sign applications. This oversight leads to disastrous results, as typical interior signs fail when exposed to outdoor conditions. Exterior ADA sign failures usually fall into at least one of these four categories.
Download product data sheets, CSI 3-Part Specification, sign BIM drawings and third-party sustainability certifications for your indoor and outdoor sign specifications. Feel free to copy, paste and edit these architect approved documents to fit your building project’s needs.
Signs use words and symbols to communicate messages. “ADA sign” refers to signage marking U.S. public building rooms, spaces or features that are regulated by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The U.S. Department of Justice published the ADA in order to prohibit 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 location and content of identification, directional and informational signs. Some, but not all, door signs are regulated by the ADA.
Take the guesswork out of whether your Handicapped Accessibility signs will pass inspection with Green Dot Sign® ADA compliant braille signs. Review our ADA Signage Requirements FAQs to learn about federal accessibility signage guidelines.
U.S public buildings are required to post exterior ADA signage in two instances. First, if not all building entrances are handicap accessible, signage must direct toward the nearest accessible entrance. Additionally, if not all entrances are accessible, handicapped accessible entrance(s) must be marked with ADA signs that include the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA or person in a wheelchair pictogram).
Signage that directs towards an accessible building entrance does not need to contain braille or raised characters. It is best practice to place wayfinding signs at every turn along the route to the accessible alternative. When no turns are required, directional signs should be posted every 35 to 50 feet.
Second, exterior tactile signage is required if an outdoor space is part of a building structure, such as a courtyard or shared rooftop patio. ADA signage with braille and raised characters identifying outdoor building spaces must be placed at doorways leading back inside the building. However, exterior ADA sign is not necessary at building doors leading to parking lots or sidewalks.
ADA signs provide visually impaired and blind people greater access to public buildings, and often include braille, raised text and pictograms. The ISA must be used on accessibility signage in several situations.
In New York and Connecticut, the modified ISA is required. Additionally, in many other U.S. jurisdictions the modified ISA is acceptable. While many prefer the feel of the modified ISA, we recommend confirming ISA requirements with your local building inspector before ordering accessibility signs.