What Are ADA Signs?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President Bush. This law guarantees equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities in many areas from employment to transportation to wayfinding & more. Signage, also commonly known as “wayfinding”, is just a portion of what this law entails. Compliant ADA Signs should have both tactile raised letters and also Grade II braille for those blind and with low vision. The law also states letter height, type of braille, color contrast, mounting location and more.

2010 ADA

The ADA had finally been updated on the Federal level – the 2010 ADA Standard. This update unifies the codes and regulations governing room identification and accessibly signage. Read the PDF for Section 703 Signs.

Please contact us if you have any questions about design a sign to meet the new regulation. Dual Signs, we can explain. Don’t hesitate to call with your questions!


Download our Interior ADA Sign Specs.

Color Selections

You can select standard ADA compliant background colors and standard text colors with our color selection charts.

If you prefer a custom color, Bell Company can mix any background or text color you need. Simply provide us with a color number (PMS, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, ICI, Frazee, etc.) Contact us for custom color inquiries.

Policy Info

Delivery: Standard delivery time for ADA Signs is 3 – 4 weeks from receipt of purchase order and deposit.

Payment: Deposit is required to start production of order. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Company Check.

Rush Service: Rush Service is available on ADA signs for an additional charge. Check with your sales representative.

Cancelled Orders: If a job or a portion of the job is cancelled after production begins, customer will be billed for any and all materials and labor incurred up to the point of cancellation.

ADA Sign Cleaning : Your Interior ADA Signs require light cleaning only with a clean, dry, soft cloth. NO CHEMICALS OR OTHER CLEANING SOLUTIONS SHOULD EVER BE USED ON THESE ADA SIGNS. Bell Company is not responsible for signs once they have been delivered to our customer. Reseller is responsible for notifying the end user of these cleaning and care instructions.

Warranty: Limited One Year Warranty:Bell Company, Inc. will replace or repair any ADA signs returned to us due to defective materials or poor workmanship. We will not assume any responsibility for damages caused to signs due to vandalism, improper installation, exposure to moisture, improper cleaning, high humidity, non climate controlled interior conditions or careless handling. Any returns must have an authorization number from Bell Company. If your invoice is not paid within our net 30 day terms any warranty on ADA signs is void. Bell Company assumes no responsibility or liability with regards to signs that are designed by customer or designer which are found to be out of compliance with State or Federal regulations.

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