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August '16

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66 • August 2016 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S SPECIALTY IMAGING DIGITAL GRAPHICS designing ADA-compliant signs. Today's A DA -compliant signs have style and design and just a touch of flair for a cus- tom branded look," she points out. Heldman-Beck says that Rowmark has been responsive to market demands for new substrates to be used in ADA sign making. "We have introduced a variety of compliant product lines, including 'industry staples' like our ADA Alternative Appliqué and Substrate and Ultra-Mattes Reverse, to appeal to ADA sign makers and fabricators." Keeping Up with Online Resources Terri Bristow, marketing specialist at Gravotech—an engraving and cutting equipment manufacturer in Duluth, Georgia—says they provide a number of great resources that are available to keep sign shops current on the latest updates in A DA signage. "Gravotech is a great resource for ADA specs and guidelines. We created an easy-to-use guide (available for download at www. gravograph.us/Signage/GVT-ADA-Guide- web.pdf ) that walks a new user through the intricate specification requirements, the type of materials to use, and even compatible machines to allow for auto- matic bead insertion, saving you time and money. For the architects, we have also created an easy-to-use guide (down- load at www.gravograph.us/documents/ GVT-RasterSpec-2015.pdf) that outlines everything you need to know to keep your new building's signage ADA com- pliant. Simply print the document, and hand it to the designated sign fabricator on your project." Other Resources McMahon adds that there are several resources required to continually check on updates and refinements or interpre- tations to the ADA." Here are a few that McMahon recommends: • http://adata.org • http://www.accessibilityonline.org • www.ada.gov • www.access-board.gov/the-board/laws/ americans-with-disabilities-act-intro Duets by Gemini's main product Tactiles is an ADA-compliant acrylic sheet stock. (Image courtesy of Duets by Gemini) Visual text can be used to add a clean design aspect to make your ADA signage attractive and well thought out. (Image courtesy of SignMojo.com) Architectural ADA sign using acrylic. (Image courtesy of Gravotech)

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