The new 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design have gone into effect as of March 15, 2012.
You can view and download them here from the ADA.gov website.
These design standards are the long anticipated updates to the original 1991 Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines. The new law seeks to improve upon and clarify the old document.
With regard to signage, there are numerous tweaks and changes compared to the old law’s requirements which will need to be heeded when implementing new interior and exterior signage.
In the coming days important aspects of the new law will be explored on this blog to heighten awareness of the law’s requirements and intents.
If you have specific signage-related questions about the law or other signage or wayfinding issues please feel free to ask and the answer will be shared here on the blog 🙂