Q. Why is signage important to my organization / business?

Signage is the first impression of your business to prospective clients and visitors. It brands your organization while also providing functionality through building identification, room identification, way-finding, and emergency evacuation. Signage can also be used to pay tribute through donor recognition to employees or those who donate to your organization. A bad sign program can make your facility extremely frustrating to navigate for both employees and visitors. If your facility does not meet ADA and Fire Code standards occupancy can be denied and/or your organization can be fined.

More information on the signage and CDA's signage services can be found
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What does ADA stand for and why is it important?

When mentioned it references the federal American with Disabilities Act of 1990. This act prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. This includes access to buildings and building facilities. All signage must be designed and fabricated with the disabled in mind. All signage must have braille and tactile lettering and must be consistently located throughout the sign program so any sight impaired employee or visitor can navigate the facility(ies).

More information on the ADA can be found here.
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Q. Why is emergency evacuation signage required by fire code law?

Emergency evacuation signage is required by law because it allows obstructed or locked exits to be bypassed for other more accessible exits in the event of a fire or other emergency. Emergency evacuation signage includes emergency evacuation floor-plans that locate the path of travel as well as directionals to lead to all accessible exits.

More information on the California Fire Code can be found here.



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