What is the ADA and How Does it Apply to Signs and Stencils?

signs stocktonAccording to the ADA National Network, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is “a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.” The ADA became law in 1990, and was legally amended in 2008. Under the ADA, a disability is defined as “A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment.” As you can see from that definition, disabilities that must be accounted for can be many and varied.

This federal law includes specific requirements that must be followed in regard to employment opportunities, government services, accommodations and commercial facilities, and telecommunications. The requirements are so specific that they even apply to the signs and markings used in and around businesses and government buildings. That’s where we come in.

In order to help you create ADA compliant markings, we offer a wide range of ADA stencils that can be used on pavement or other flat surfaces including walls and floors. Each of our stencils is carefully crafted to provide you with a long lasting, easy to use way of creating the marking you need to stay in compliance with federal regulations.

ADA Stencils Can Help You Stay Compliant With Federal And State Law

The ADA requires that all businesses and government agencies or organizations provide compliant signage that is designed to accommodate the needs of people who are legally regarded as disabled. Various ADA compliant signs can be found throughout publicly accessible buildings and areas in virtually every town and city in America. Here at Capitol Traffic Services, you’ll find a full range of ADA compliant signs. However, our products go far beyond traditional signs. We also offer high quality ADA stencils that make it fast and easy to paint pavement and other flat surfaces with ADA symbols and signage.

Of course, many states have their own ADA standards that must be followed as well. As we are headquartered in Stockton, California, we are most familiar with California’s state codes. We can, however, help you find the right ADA stencils and signs that comply with federal regulations and the codes specific to your state.

Capitol Traffic Services Offers ADA Compliant Stencils

signs stocktonAt Capitol Traffic Services, we maintain an inventory that includes a wide range of ADA stencils in a variety of common sizes. These signs are designed specifically to satisfy all federal ADA regulations and guidelines. We utilize a state of the art CNC router to create stencils that adhere perfectly to the sizes and specifications required by law.

We want to make sure that your stencils are durable, affordable, and easy to clean, so we craft each stencil from either low density polyethylene (LDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE), or aluminum sheeting. The material chosen for your stencils will vary depending on how it will be used and what type of paint or thermoplastic you plan on using. Because we manufacture our own ADA stencils, we have an extremely fast turn around even when we don’t have your requested stencil in stock. In fact, we can design, cut, and ship a fully customized stencil in as little as 3-5 days. And we’re so confident in the quality of our ADA stencils that we warrantee them against defects in function and workmanship.

Our team is highly dedicated to providing you with the highest quality ADA stencils in the industry. That’s why our team is ready and willing to help you find the right stencils to fill your needs. And we’ll help you make sure that the ADA stencils you buy are fully compliant with all federal ADA regulations.

Common Types of ADA Stencils

Our stencils make it fast and easy to apply ADA compliant signs and markings throughout your building. These signs and markings serve a variety of purposes, and ultimately it’s up to you and your contractor to make sure that all of the signs you use adhere to any applicable ADA standards.

As previously mentioned, we maintain a large inventory of ADA stencils on hand and can fabricate almost anything else you need in just a matter of days. In our inventory, we maintain many different sizes and types of stencils for various ADA applications, including:

  • Exit Signs
  • Entrance Signs
  • Directional Arrows
  • Restroom Designation
  • Handicapped Parking Designation
  • Stair and Elevator Markings
  • Wayfinding Markings
  • Window Markings
  • Wall Markings
  • …and more.

We Offer More Than Just ADA Stencils

While our ADA Stencils are perfect for many applications, we understand that they aren’t right for every set of circumstances. That’s why we encourage you to consider working with our full service sign shop to find the ADA compliant signs you need to round out your compliance. Some of the wall signs we can provide for your business or government office include:

  • Stair and Elevator Signs
  • Standard Bathroom Signs
  • Transgender Bathroom Signs
  • Gender Neutral Bathroom Signs
  • Braille Enhanced ADA Compliant Signs
  • California AB1732 All Gender Bathroom Signs
  • Aluminum Handicap Parking Signs
  • Fire Emergency ADA Signs
  • …and much, much more.

You’ve found the perfect place to get all of your ADA compliant signs and ADA stencils, so don’t wait another minute. Contact Capitol Traffic Services today, and let us help you find the right signs and stencils for your business or government office.