ADA Signage: Mastering the Compliance Basics

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Inpro
Presented by Dan Roller; Product Manager - Architectural Signage

Learning Objectives:

  1. Obtain a better understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  2. Review ADA guidelines in terms of architectural signage.
  3. Explain the litigation risks to building owners for non-compliance.
  4. Identify the latest ADA signage material and manufacturing processes.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
*1 ADA State Accessibility/Barrier-Free
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
*State-certified members self-report 1 ADA State Accessibility/Barrier-Free
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30 years old in 2020.

Originally passed in 1990, the major revision to the Standards for Accessible Design (SAD) in 2010 gave the law more teeth – compliance is now required and enforceable on the federal level.

Since the ADA views visual impairments as a disability covered under the Act, there are specific guidelines pertaining to signage products. The two categories covered under interior signage are Wall Mounted, Ceiling Mounted or Projected. Within the Wall Mounted category, Identification of permanent room signs, Directional signs, and Informational signs are covered. Within the Ceiling or Projected Mounted category, Directional and Information signs are covered.

ADA Signage

Illustration courtesy of Inpro


Dan Roller is the Product Manager for architectural signage for Inpro. Inpro is an industry leader in interior and exterior architectural products. In his 19 years with Inpro, Dan has worked with contractors, architects, designers, and facilities to give a better understanding of ADA signage. He continues to develop standard and custom projects for facilities across many different industries with careful consideration for the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Inpro Founded in 1979, Inpro® is a global provider of high-performance, design-forward architectural products for building professionals.

Inpro's product categories include door + wall protection, washrooms, expansion joint systems, privacy, elevator interiors, architectural signage, and commercial window treatments.


Originally published in January 2022