ADA Signs

Every business needs to be ADA Complaint. Here at Brooklyn Signs, we have the fabrication tools needed to craft any type of ADA sign, and the experience to make sure that each one falls within the appropriate guidelines and regulations. Trust Brooklyn Signs with all your ADA signage needs. Call today.

ADA Signs Maker Serving the Local NYC and Surrounding Areas

ADA compliance is more than a legal requirement. It is also a customer service tool, and an effective way to open your business up to more consumers and more visitors. Every business should make sure that their signs are ADA compliant to avoid the legal implications and to be more open for those with disabilities.

But crafting those signs requires experience. Brooklyn Signs has been creating ADA compliant signs and braille signs for over 30 years. We’re able to fabricate signs of all shapes and sizes, and can take the lead if you need help with figuring out how to make these signs compliant. Learn more or get started today by calling us at (718) 252-7575.

Types of ADA Signs

Understanding ADA Signs and ADA Compliance

ADA signs are required in NYC and beyond for essentially any type of commercial property with foot traffic. It is required on any type of directional signage or any signage that labels a room:
  • Restrooms
  • Emergency Rooms
  • Exits
  • Closets
  • Vending Areas
  • Kitchens
  • Stairwells

Not all signs need to be ADA compliant. Temporary signs, parking signs and signage that integrates maps do not necessarily need to be ADA compliant. We are able to provide some guidance to help you figure out which signs need to be ADA signs and which do not.

Braille signs are the most common, features of ADA signs. But there are other features that you may need to integrate, including:

  • High Contract Colors
  • Anti-Glare Finish
  • Raised Lettering
Even though there are some limitations, these signs are customizable, with different color options available, and the ability to still create custom designs. Material can also be customized. Once again, there are some limitations, but we can craft ADA signs out of the following materials:
  • High End Plastic
  • Bronze
  • Brass
  • Copper
The latter are custom orders, so getting started early can help ensure they are in your hands in less time. Because we have sign designers on hand, we can discuss the different ways to integrate branding, style, and more into the designs.

Benefits of ADA Signage from Brooklyn Signs

Brooklyn Signs is a full-service sign fabricator and ADA signs have been a specialty of ours for many years. We recognize the importance of these signs, both so that you can remain compliant with ADA guidelines and so those with disabilities and/or blindness are able to navigate your office effectively.

We can craft signs that require no-hole installation, custom messaging, and many others, and have benefits that include:

    • Top Tier Service – Every sign you receive is of the highest quality.


    • Affordable – We have increased our efficiency and invested in better technology to provide a lower cost our customers.


  • End to End Support – We can provide you with consulting, design, fabrication, and even installation.
    • Licensed and Insured – We are a fully licensed and insured sign manufacturing company, and maintain all appropriate documentation and practices.


  • Customizable – We have more materials and customization options than many of our competitors.
We’re also local to the NYC area. You’ve seen our ADA complaint signs in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Jersey City, and more.

Our ADA Sign Customers

Corporate Offices

Every corporate office complex in New York City is expected to have ADA signage. When creating for both small and large buildings, it’s important to have every single sign ADA compliant. We can provide high quantity orders, fast.


Hospitals and medical centers that have disabled patients, visitors, and staff, benefit from having these signs help those individuals navigate the many different floors of these buildings and find the areas they need.

Hotels/Resorts, and More

Every business, from lawyers to hotels to bagel shops may need to invest in ADA signs. We have the customization options that benefit your business, no matter what it offers.

Contact Brooklyn Signs Today for ADA Signs

ADA signs may be about compliance. But companies that invest in ADA signage also get more customers and higher satisfaction ratings from clients, employees, and lessees. It’s an important type of sign that every business should use, and here at Brooklyn Signs, our experience with this type of signage makes us the right choice for your fabrication needs. Give us a call today to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What are ADA Signs?

ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act) are basically the signs that are installed to help the people with disabilities. These signs are basically used to help people with disabilities to access public areas easily. People who are responsible for buildings like compartment complexes or offices are required to put up these signs in specific places so that they can help people with disabilities to navigate easily.

Do my ADA signs need to use a certain font? Are there any legal limitations?

Sans serif fonts are ones that are as plain and straight as possible, increasing the ease of readability. The signs should also have large fonts (5/8 and 2 inches). The fonts should not be italic, highly decorative or script. The main goal of this signage is to help people.

Are these signs necessary?

Yes, the businesses and residences are required by the ADA to make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. But these signs are required for only those businesses that comply under the ADA rules. The small businesses that don't serve the public are not required to put ADA signs.

Can I use custom colored ADA signs? Or are there some limited colors?

Yes, custom colors can be used for ADA signs. The standard ADA signage colors are blue, black, or dark brown. Green on red or red on green should be avoided as they are not color blindness. The colors that are most visible should only be used.

What is the standard size for ADA signage?

The standard sizes for these ADA signage is 18 x 18 inch. The signs should be placed in such a way that a clear space is provided beyond the arc of the door. The signs that are placed overhead should have a minimum of 80 inches clearance from the finished floor to the bottom of the sign.

What do you mean by tactile signs?

The tactile signs are the signs that are for blind people; can be read by the touch of hand. Braille(3D bumps on the signs), raised pictograms, symbols or prints are examples of tactile signs.

Are there rules on the installation locations?

These signs should be placed in a specific and consistent area on the wall with the door. If there is no place on the wall the signs should be mounted on the adjacent wall that is nearest.

How long can ADA signs last?

The signs should last as long as you take care of them properly. These signs are necessary for the buildings so they should be placed at all times.

What material do you use for ADA Signs?

These signs are customizable but there are some conditions under the ADA law but some of the materials that can be used to craft these signs include brass, bronze, copper, and high end plastic.