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In 1990 congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act. This law prohibits discrimination against people who live with disabilities, and it has inspired similar laws at state and municipal levels, in addition to the subsequent federal law. The law has had far reaching effects and applications. In terms of signage, the Americans with Disabilities Act has resulted in the need for ADA signs. ADA signs are designed so they can be read by those with visual impairments, including who no vision whatsoever who read Braille.
If your business doesn’t have ADA signs, you could be running afoul of the law and possibly subject to heavy fines. But having ADA signs isn’t just about following the rules to avoid a fine. It’s also the right thing to do, both morally and for your business. According to the National Institutes of Health, there are over one million Americans who are legally blind as well as three to four million more who live with visual impairments of some kind.
According to the National Federation for the Blind, over 107,000 Coloradans and 65,000 New Mexicans have a visual disability. This means that even in towns, such as Aztec, Bayfield and Corte, there are likely people with visual impairments. You want their business as much as anybody else’s, so you need ADA signs.
If you would like to learn more about ADA signs please contact Southwest Sign & Graphics. We’re happy to design, manufacture and install commercial ADA signs in the Four Corners.
We serve in Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, Bayfield, Silverton, Dolores, Telluride, Ignacio, Mancos and Hesperus, CO as well as Aztec and Farmington, NM and many more.