According to the United States Department of Labor, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The Department of Transportation requires transit operators to make their systems accessible to persons with disabilities. So, where should you begin?
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 details the proper display of signage for persons with disabilities. Examples of ADA signage are wayfinding system maps, priority seating areas and emergency instructions for passengers. The use of ADA compliant signage demonstrates to the community concern for the well-being of your passengers. Products such as vehicle identification and car number signs, as well as FLASH/Braille Books can keep your passengers informed and prepared in case of emergency.
Visual Marking Systems understands how important it is for your transit authority to be compliant with federal regulations and requirements that ensure your passengers’ safety. We’re experts in meeting these requirements, and we’ll work with your transit authority to make sure you become completely ADA compliant. Signage that incorporates raised letters, icons and Braille can help you better communicate instruction and safety information for all travelers. A VMS Transportation Specialist can guide you through the requirements for ADA signage, and even offers on-site inspection assistance when necessary. Consult with one of our Transportation Specialists to learn more.