June 16, 2023

ADA Handicapped Parking Regulations

If your business has a parking lot, you need ADA parking signs Without ADA-accessible signage, you risk turning people away from your business. Make sure you have a place for them to park with an ADA parking sign that follows the legal requirement.

If there is one thing we know at The ADA Factory, it is how to properly implement ADA signage into businesses while meeting the mandatory requirement. With us handling your ADA parking signs, you will not have to worry about a thing. We have set up many businesses in Corona, CA, for success, and we are happy to help you too!

To learn more about ADA signs and the legal requirements you must follow, call us or contact us to book a free consultation.

ADA Parking Sign Requirements

Here are some requirements you must follow in the design of your ADA parking sign:

  • Pictogram and Text: ADA parking signs need to contain the international symbol of accessibility, which you will recognize as a pictogram of a man in a wheelchair. The pictogram must be at least 6 inches high, and the sign needs to have a blue background with a white pictogram and white text.
  • Placement: The bottom of the sign should be at least 5 feet (60 inches) from the ground so it is visible even if a car is parked in front of it (which is not always possible due to the size of some vehicles).
  • Accessibility Information: The sign needs to contain information about which vehicles the parking space is accessible to. For example, if the parking space is designed for van accessibility, you need this written on your sign.
  • Contrast and Visibility: It is crucial you ensure that these signs are as easy to read as possible to accommodate people with vision impairements. They do not require braille since they are read as you pull up in your car. However, your ADA parking signs should have a high contract finish to ensure maximum visibility.

How Many Handicapped Parking Spaces Do I Need?

This depends on how big your parking lot is. For lots of up to 100 spaces, you need to have at least one handicapped space for every 25 total spaces. For lots between 100-500 spaces, you need at least one additional handicapped space for every 50 spaces. Lots between 500-1,000 spaces need 2% of the total parking spaces to be handicapped accessible.

If you have a parking lot of over 1,000 spaces, you need to have a baseline of 20 handicapped accessible spots for your first 1,000, with an additional handicapped space per 100 parking spaces above 1,000.

For further details on ADA signage for accessibility, refer to the Guide to California ADA Parking Requirements.

The ADA Factory: Your ADA Parking Sign Specialist

This may sound like a lot of information to retain. With The ADA Factory handling your sign project and installation, you will not have to worry about a thing. We know all the regulations and can ensure you are compliant with the law. The ADA Factory has your back!

Call us at 1-951-735-500 or contact us online and book an educational consultation today. The more you know about ADA parking signs, the better prepared you will be for all your future signage projects.

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