ADA Signage FAQs2017-02-17T12:11:02+00:00
What size should my lettering be in order to be ADA compliant?2015-11-27T22:48:56+00:00

ADA allows for letter heights to fit their environment. Minimum character height is 5/8 inch and 2 inches maximum for raised characters. For visual characters, a range of 5/8 inch to 2 inches is used for wall-mounted signs. While overhead signage has a 2 inch minimum character height along with height requirements above 3 inches for longer distances.


Federal Law states a specific ADA sign requirement, but my Town requires something more. Which do I choose?2015-11-27T22:47:51+00:00

Local ordinances always override federal, please verify with your municipality.

ADA stairwell signage, do I need it?2015-11-27T22:46:53+00:00

Yes. A tactile sign is required next to each door inside a stairwell. THis ADA compliant sign must identify the floor level and stair well. Many local fire codes require a visual-compliant minimum sign size of 18 inches high by 12 inches wide for each floor in all stairwells identifying floor level, stair level, roof access, and level of exit. Depending on building type and state code, these signs may be required to be photoluminescent. Local ordinances override federal, please verify with your municipality. 


Where should ADA signs be installed in relation to a door?2017-02-17T12:11:06+00:00

When mounting ADA-compliant signs, sign location is relative to door type and swing path.

  • Single door: sign shall be next to door on latch side
  • Double doors (one active side): sign shall be located on inactive door
  • Double doors: (both active): sign shall be to the right of right-handed door
  • Push doors: sign shall be on the push side of doors with closers and without hold-open devices
  • Signs for doors without wall space on latch side of single door or at the right side of double doors shall be mounted on nearest adjacent wall.
  • Mounting location for such signage shall be so that a person may approach within 3 inches of sign without encountering protruding objects or standing with the swing of the door.


No disabled people visit my establishment. Can I skip having ADA Signs at my business?2015-11-27T22:44:09+00:00

By law, ADA compliant signage must be posted throughout any building to which the public has access.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act and why am I required to post ADA signs?2015-11-27T22:42:36+00:00

The American Disability Act (ADA) is a Federal requirement that mandates that buildings with public access contain ADA compliant signage.

If you would like more information on the specific laws surrounding the ADA law and requirements, visit: Website

We’re wrapping up construction of a new building. How will I know which signs are required, and where?2015-11-27T22:41:11+00:00

ADA compliant signs are required to be posted in each room that is accessible to the public. ADA signs are also needed in stairwells, in the hallway & floor level in the stairwell, public restrooms, exits and elevators.

Do you sell New York and California compliant ADA Signs at wholesale prices?2016-01-14T18:12:12+00:00

Yes, the Signs PDQ and ADA Signs Wholesale teams manufacture ADA compliant signs that meet requirements specific to the states of both New York and California.

Can my company logo be used in my ADA Signs?2015-11-27T22:25:21+00:00

Yes, your company logo can be added to the design of your ADA signage. In fact, using your company logo adds to the uniqueness of your ADA sign. Signs PDQ and ADA Signs Wholesale can add your logo, while matching its exact color, to the design of your sign.

How can I buy the cheapest, or least expensive, ADA Signs at Wholesale Prices and be in compliance?2015-11-27T22:14:56+00:00

Visit our “Simple ADA Signs” page. Simple ADA Signs are the least expensive way to have ADA compliant signs posted throughout your business. Click here to see some helpful examples of Simple ADA Compliant Signage from Signs PDQ and ADA Signs Wholesale.

I need a quote on wholesale ADA Signs. What information do you need to give me a quote?2017-02-17T12:11:06+00:00

There are two ways to get a quote from us:

  • Provide a tabulated signage schedule from the architect or building owner.
  • Complete the spreadsheet provided to build your own schedule. This spreadsheet can be found by clicking on this link.

If you still have questions, contact us here, or call us at 1.440.951.6651