For all ADA sign issues discussed in much more detail visit our consulting branch:
Access Communications :

Web Accessibility Information and Links

We have worked hard to ensure that this site complies with the standards for Web accessibility put forth by the World Wide Web Consortium. As such, we are aware that when it comes to text, one size definitely does not fit all.

If you have trouble reading this site (or most other sites for that matter), you can adjust the size of the text displayed to suit your needs:

If you use Firefox, Safari, Chrome or Netscape, hold down Control (Windows) or Command (Macintosh) and use the + and - keys to increase or decrease font size.

If you use Internet Explorer, go to View - Text Size, and choose one of the preset size options.
If you use Opera, go to View - Zoom and select a zoom level.
This site should also work well with text-only browsers and screen readers. If you experience any problems accessing this site, please let us know.


For more information about Web accessibility, visit the following sites:

All Things Web :
This site explains the need for accessible web design and provides assistance to those who want their sites to be accessible to people with vision impairments, along with other disabilities.

The Clue Train :
This site is about people communicating with each other -- really communicating, not just posturing in approved ways. We'll try to embody some of their clues in our site.

Official Links

The Access Board:
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for writing the architectural guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as for other regulations dealing with accessibility.

The Department of Justice:
Civil Rights Division - Access Compliance

The Department of Justice enforces Title III of the ADA, which governs access to privately owned facilities open to the public. Most enforcement has been through mediation and negotiation. The DOJ sometimes issues interpretations to ADAAG.

American National Standards Institute A117.1 Committee

This committee writes the standards for accessibility which are used by government agencies and code writing bodies. The most recent edition was published in 2009, and the Committee will next meet to produce the 2015 standard. The sign standards have been completely revised since 1992, and form the basis for the 2004 guidelines of the Access Board.

Sign Links


You'll find articles written by Sharon Toji on the SignWeb site, along with an ADA message board. Check it out often!


SignIndustry has an active message board dealing with the ADA. In addition, there are articles about ADA signs.

Talking Signs™

Talking Signs has developed, in partnership with Smith Kettlewell Institute, an infrared system of audible signs. The signs are installed around the facility, and the receiver is carried by the user, who scans the environment for a sign. San Francisco has many installations of Talking Signs.

Accent Signage Systems, Inc.
Accent Signage Systems is the producer and patent-holder of the Raster™ Braille system, which creates Braille characters by inserting spherical beads into a hard substrate. They also produce and distribute a number of other tools and materials for ADA sign-making.

Easy To Read Documents
A source for Braille and large-print documents.