ASI (Dallas) has published a guide detailing the changes required under the 2010 ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards for Accessible Design. All U.S. states must adopt and begin enforcing the new standards by March 15, 2012.
“With respect to signage, the changes primarily affect public accommodations within the U.S., which means that over five million facilities are impacted including but not limited to hotels, restaurants, hospitals, physician’s offices, schools, stores, movie theatres, convention centers, libraries, banks, museums and airports,” notes Kelly David, ASI’s Director of Marketing and Product Management.
“Given that it is a federal law and that ADA compliance is such a critical part of good wayfinding, it’s important that builders, building managers and others involved in the design and remodeling of public facilities be aware of the changes and how they will affect their industry.”
The handout from ASI seeks to clarify the impending changes and provide guidance on how facilities can be in full compliance with the SAD.