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ADA compliance and Your School

Posted by Frank Murch | May 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There is a growing problem of "drive by" law suits involving ADA signs. The Florida Legislature is working on laws to steam lawsuits involving the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). These Lawsuits have doubled in the last six years. There is an entire industry around finding and exploiting violations. Are you safe?ADA- setting rasters.jpg

Schools are places where a lot of people are coming and going. In many cases anybody can walk in and look around. These high traffic areas are prime targets for non-complyance issues.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on a disability. It covers a range of signs including restroom exit, stairs and community areas to name a few. It focuses on visual disabilities.

Not complying with ADA regulations is a liability that can result in government fines and civil suits. Non-compliance can happen with older building, missing signs, damage and are often “discovered” through complaints. In some cases this results in expensive facilities changes and you receive the continued attension of the DoJ

Signage that gives direction or information about the spaces of a facility must follow ADA visual guidelines (certain guidelines regarding the font and text on the sign, but no braille or raised text requirements).

These signs include

  • room numbers, room signs, exits, restrooms, etc.

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