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Sign Types, Categories & Compliance Requirements

(based upon original ADAAG guidelines)

Category 1

Room identification signs. Signs that identify permanent rooms and spaces. These signs include raised text, braille and pictographs or symbols.

  • Raised text and braille required
  • Pictograms required when needed (pictograms can be raised, sub-surface or surface printed)
 
 

Category 2

Directional/informational signs. Signs that direct to and inform about rooms and spaces. These signs may include text, symbols and directional arrows.

  • Raised text and braille is not required. (can be used if desired)
  • Minimum letter height applies.
  • Pictograms are not required.

Category 3

Signs that identify, direct to and inform about accessible features and elements.

  • Raised text and braille is not required. (can be used if desired)
  • Minimum letter height applies.
  • Pictograms are required.

Category 4

Signs that are not required to comply.

  • Raised text and braille is not required. (can be used if desired)
  • No minimum letter heights are required.
  • Pictograms are not required.

 

Pictogram: a pictorial symbol which is recognized as representing activities, facilities or concepts.
Symbol of Accessibility: one of four specific pictograms that stand for accessible features and elements such as wheelchair accessible entrances or special equipment such as hearing aided devices.
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