Beautiful Signs for a Better Planet
Ramp signs can be an important component of a building sign package. If a particular route is accessible and the slope is greater then 1:20, then ramps are required by the Americans with Disabilities Ace (ADA). For more information on federal ramp legal guidelines, we recommend this page put together by US Access Board.
Green Dot Sign makes directional and identification Ramp Signage. If not all routes into or inside of a facility are ramp accessible we advise using wayfinding signage. Signs that guide to an accessible ramp should be placed at each point in which staff and visitors decide which direction to go.
For ramps signs in particular there can be confusion about when you need visual characters or tactile characters. Exterior signs that are not located at the door to a ramp do not require tactile characters. However, tactile character descriptors are required for permanent rooms or spaces. A good rule of thumb is that most exterior ramp signs can have visual characters only, but most interior signage should have tactile characters for ADA compliance.
Within our sub-category product pages there are 13 colors of content and braille to choose from. Additionally, a clear braille option is available. Colors can appear differently on computer screens than they do in-person. To be sure your signs meet expectations, we suggest ordering a Green Dot Sign sample!
Our sample sign is handcrafted in Minnesota with the same machinery and processes as our Ready to Order ADA signs. Sample signs are our most common 7.25″ by 9.25″ size. They are made of aspen from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, have a beveled edge, and contain 3D non-toxic printed content. The front of samples has a random pictogram with lettering and braille in one of our 13 standard colors. The sample back shows all of our standard 13 colors in both letters and a raised square.
Holding a high-quality Green Dot Sign product will make you appreciate its unique beauty. Selecting a 3D printed color within your interior environment will ensure you are pleased with your choice for years to come.