In commercial buildings or institutions we find a lot of ADA door signs which a very common sight in these places. The reason why building owners put up ADA door signs is so that they can comply with ADA regulations and standards.
The American Disabilities Act have listed their standards which building owners are to comply with. Business owners should be able to put their ADA signs in place near doorways according to the standards given.
ADA signs should be mounted on the wall on the latch side of the door leading into the room if you have a single door. In this position, your signage can be found conveniently. This complies with ADA standards.
in some buildings you can find double doors where only one side is being used and the other is inactive; the ADA signage should be mounted on the inactive side of the door. If a door is not being used to enter the area in a double door, then the immobilized door should bear the mounted ADA sign.
If both doors of a double door are actively swinging, then the sign should be mounted to the right wall of the right handed door.
If there are no walls spaces for hanging signs on the latch side for single doors, you should mount the sign to the right wall of the door.
You should look for the next nearest adjacent wall to put up your ADA signs if there are no wall spaces available that are indicated in the ADA requirements.
Visiting buildings for the purpose of looking at examples of proper positions of ADA signs is a good way to learn the proper way of doing it. These door sign locations that you find in hospitals and office buildings can give you guidance when it comes to door sign locations.
Make sure that the ADA sign is mounted in a safe location by the door of the room it is indicating. While searching for rooms they want to find, those who will be entering the rooms must be kept clear of swinging doors.
The ADA official guidelines indicate an 18″x18″ minimum floor measurement to e used. This is measured from the swing of the door edge to the center of the ADA lettering of the sign.
A 45 degree angle of opened door should determine that enough clearance has been allowed. If you need clearance for safe mounting, then it should have a minimum measurement of 18 inches from the sign face to the right of the door swing.
You can leave more space if there is heavy foot traffic. You need to keep the sign close enough to the door to clearly indicate that it is meant to identify that room.