ADA Sign Compliance FAQs

Patty Ann Design will answer any questions you may have.

We stay current on the ADA requirements so you do not have to.

Partnering with us takes the guesswork out of compliance regulations.

Do I need to be ADA compliant?

Yes, if your building is open to the public. The law states that all public buildings must be accessible to all ALL people. ADA complaint signs are important to more than just the blind. There are millions of people who suffer from limited vision that also benefit from ADA compliant signs. Our signs not only have tactile lettering and braille, but also contrasting colors and bold text to insure optimal readability.

Do all of my signs have to have braille and tactile lettering?

No. Building addresses and exterior signs do not have to meet ADA requirements. Temporary signs are also exempt. Temporary meaning any sign that will only be up for 7 days or less.

Do I need specific ADA compliant signs at stairwells?

Yes. You are not only required to have a tactile sign next to each door inside a stairwell, but you must also identify the floor, stair level, and exit level. Fire codes may have minimum size requirements for these signs. Please check with your local authorities.

Who enforces ADA regulations?

Ultimately, The Department of Justice is the enforcer, but on the local level, the code inspectors will be the ones to catch discrepancies in compliance. Fines could go as high as $50,000. Don’t let that happen to you!

Are there requirements for installing ADA signs?

Yes. There are height requirements and location requirements. You can learn more about the install regulations at, or you can let Patty Ann Deign LLC handle the install for you. We are trained to know the rules so you do not have to be.

Do ADA signs have to be plain?

No. The regulations have to be met, but the design is open for interpretation. This allows us to incorporate custom colors, add your logo and use different fonts (within the guidelines). Your signs can be compliant, effective and leave a good impression of your company.

Who should I contact to help with ADA signs?

Patty Ann Design LLC. Our team will walk you through the process and provide custom, compliant signs with a designer touch. Patty Ann Design is creating with a purpose. INSPIRE, INFORM. CAPTIVATE.

We would love to help you with your custom ADA signage needs.