ADA Signage: Mastering the Compliance Basics

Sponsored by Inpro
Presented by Dan Roller; Product Manager - Architectural Signage
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1 AIA LU/HSW; *1 ADA State Accessibility/Barrier-Free; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Obtain a better understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  2. Review ADA guidelines in terms of architectural signage.
  3. Explain the litigation risks to building owners for non-compliance.
  4. Identify the latest ADA signage material and manufacturing processes.

This course is part of the ADA Academy

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30 years old in 2020.

Originally passed in 1990, the major revision to the Standards for Accessible Design (SAD) in 2010 gave the law more teeth – compliance is now required and enforceable on the federal level.

Since the ADA views visual impairments as a disability covered under the Act, there are specific guidelines pertaining to signage products. The two categories covered under interior signage are Wall Mounted, Ceiling Mounted or Projected. Within the Wall Mounted category, Identification of permanent room signs, Directional signs, and Informational signs are covered. Within the Ceiling or Projected Mounted category, Directional and Information signs are covered.

ADA Signage

Illustration courtesy of Inpro


Dan Roller is the Product Manager for architectural signage for Inpro. Inpro is an industry leader in interior and exterior architectural products. In his 19 years with Inpro, Dan has worked with contractors, architects, designers, and facilities to give a better understanding of ADA signage. He continues to develop standard and custom projects for facilities across many different industries with careful consideration for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Inpro Founded in 1979, Inpro® is a global provider of high-performance, design-forward architectural products for building professionals.

Inpro's product categories include door + wall protection, washrooms, expansion joint systems, privacy, elevator interiors, architectural signage, and commercial window treatments.


Originally published in January 2022