The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted on July 26, 1990 by the US Congress. The Act ‘prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities and transportation.'
The ADA has directly impacted business at Eye Catch Signs. Accessibility has become the law – corporations, government, transportation and similar sectors must comply. With specific reference to signage, the ADA outlines specific guidelines that must be met to qualify as ADA compliant. Eye Catch Signs Limited continues to work with US customers to ensure their commitment in meeting the requirements of the ADA.
The ADA is a document published by the US Department of Justice. The entire document can be found at www.ada.gov.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) came into force in the United Kingdom in 1995, giving disabled persons rights in areas such as employment, education, buying or renting land or property and access to goods, facilities and services. The DDA has led to an increased number of public facilities becoming equipped with Braille and tactile signage and wayfinding systems to ensure easy and user-friendly access to commercial, government and residential buildings.
Access more information about the DDA here.