Wheelchair Symbol of Accessibility ADA Signs

Symbol of Accessibility ADA Signs

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You've seen it just about everywhere, haven't you? At building entrances, in parking lots, beside ramps and at checkout stands. It is without a doubt the most visible sign in the world of access compliance: The Wheelchair Symbol. This ADA symbol consists of a blue square overlaid in white with a stylized image of a person using a wheelchair. The wheelchair symbol is "International" and therefore not accompanied by Text or Braille in any particular language.

The California Division of the State Architect 11B-703.7.2.1 International Symbol of Accessibility. The International Symbol of Accessibility shall consist of a white figure on a blue background. The blue shall be equal to Color No. 15090 in Federal Standard 595B. EXCEPTION: The appropriate enforcement agency may approve other colors to complement décor or unique design. The symbol contrast shall be light on dark or dark on light. (more info...)

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Wheelchair Symbol of Access ADA Signs - 6" x 6" - Acrylic
$34.95, 3=$101.85, 5=$159.75, 10=$299.50
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Wheelchair Symbol of Access ADA Signs - 6" x 6" - Acrylic ADA-1001
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Window Decal - ADA Symbol of Accessibility - 6x6 - Package of 3 Decals
$29.95
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Window Decal - ADA Symbol of Accessibility - 6x6 - Package of 3 Decals ADA-1006
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Window Decals - Wholesale - Wheelchair Symbol - 6" x 6" - (Minimum 25)
$3.99
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Window Decals - Wholesale - Wheelchair Symbol - 6" x 6" - (Minimum 25) ADA-1077
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Wheelchair Symbol of Accessibility Sign - 4" x 4" x 1/16" ADA Sign
$19.95, 15=$269.25, 20=$319.00, 30=$448.50
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Wheelchair Symbol of Accessibility Sign - 4" x 4" x 1/16" ADA Sign ADA-1074
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Wheelchair Accessible Symbol - 1.25" diameter - For Tables, etc.
$11.95, 20=$219.00, 50=$497.50, 100=$895.00
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Wheelchair Accessible Symbol - 1.25" diameter - For Tables, etc. ADA-1075
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Reserved Seating When Needed By Customers With Disabilities
$9.95, 5=$39.75, 10=$59.50, 15=$74.25, 20=$79.00
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Reserved Seating When Needed By Customers With Disabilities LBL-1012
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ADA Wheelchair Symbol Label for Tables - 4" x 4"
$9.85, 5=$39.75, 10=$69.50, 20=$99.00, 30=$188.50
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ADA Wheelchair Symbol Label for Tables - 4" x 4" LBL-1014
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Wheelchair Symbol of Accessibility Sign - Active Style
$32.95
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Wheelchair Symbol of Accessibility Sign - Active Style ADA-1076
Made-to-Order Colors:  Enter Custom Color Names ($5.00):
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Luminous Symbol Of Accessibility Sign - 6" x 6"
$44.95, 2=$85.90, 3=$125.85, 5=$199.75, 10=$349.50
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Luminous Symbol Of Accessibility Sign - 6" x 6" ADA-1084
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Symbol of Accessibility - ADA Sign - Brushed Aluminum - 6" x 6"
$44.95, 3=$119.85, 5=$194.75, 10=$349.50
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Symbol of Accessibility - ADA Sign - Brushed Aluminum - 6" x 6" BAL-1001
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Wheelchair Symbol ADA Signs - Brushed Aluminum/Acrylic Back - 6.5x6.5
$59.95, 3=$173.85, 5=$274.75, 10=$499.50
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Wheelchair Symbol ADA Signs - Brushed Aluminum/Acrylic Back - 6.5x6.5 BAL-1126
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Wheelchair Symbol of Accessibility Tactile Sign with Arrow - 6" x 7"
$49.95, 3=$143.85, 5=$229.75, 10=$429.50
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Wheelchair Symbol of Accessibility Tactile Sign with Arrow - 6" x 7" ADA-1167
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Wheelchair Accessible Symbol with Arrow - 6" x 7" - Brushed Aluminum
$72.95, 2=$139.90, 5=$324.75, 10=$599.50
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Wheelchair Accessible Symbol with Arrow - 6" x 7" - Brushed Aluminum BAL-1089
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Wheelchair Accessible Entrance ADA Signs - 6" x 8"
$49.95, 3=$134.85, 5=$214.75, 10=$399.50
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Wheelchair Accessible Entrance ADA Signs - 6" x 8" ADA-1070
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Wheelchair Accessible Entrance Sign with Direction Arrow - 6x9
$79.95
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Wheelchair Accessible Entrance Sign with Direction Arrow - 6x9 ADA-1218
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Wheelchair Symbol Accessible ADA Signs - 6" x 8"
$49.95, 3=$134.85, 5=$214.75, 10=$399.50
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Wheelchair Symbol Accessible ADA Signs - 6" x 8" ADA-1007
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Wheelchair Accessible Entrance Braille ADA Sign - 6" x 9"
$69.95, 3=$203.85, 5=$324.75, 10=$599.50
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Wheelchair Accessible Entrance Braille ADA Sign - 6" x 9" ADA-1221
Standard Color Choices:  For Right Arrow Enter RA ($15.00): For Left Arrow Enter LA ($15.00):
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Wheelchair Accessible ADA Sign - 6" x 9" Blue
$29.95, 3=$83.85, 5=$124.75, 10=$219.50
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Wheelchair Accessible ADA Sign - 6" x 9" Blue IMS-1510
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Wheelchair Accessible Symbol with Text and Braille in Brushed Aluminum
$74.95, 3=$218.85, 5=$349.75, 10=$649.50
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Wheelchair Accessible Symbol with Text and Braille in Brushed Aluminum BAL-1018
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Wheelchair Symbol Barrier Free Entrance Sign - 6" X 10"
$64.95, 3=$188.85, 5=$299.75, 10=$549.50
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Wheelchair Symbol Barrier Free Entrance Sign - 6" X 10" ADA-1100
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ADA Barrier Free Entrance Sign - 6x10 - Brushed Aluminum
$89.95, 3=$248.85, 5=$399.75, 10=$749.50
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ADA Barrier Free Entrance Sign - 6x10 - Brushed Aluminum BAL-1033
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Accessible ADA Signs - Tactile Text and Braille - 6" x 2"
$34.95, 3=$101.85, 5=$159.75, 10=$299.50
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Accessible ADA Signs - Tactile Text and Braille - 6" x 2" ADA-1008
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Disabled Reserved Seating ADA Signs with Braille - 6 x 9
$69.95, 3=$203.85, 5=$324.75, 10=$599.50
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Disabled Reserved Seating ADA Signs with Braille - 6 x 9 ADA-1214
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ADA Not Accessible Symbol Sign - 6" x 6"
$44.95, 3=$119.85, 5=$194.75, 10=$329.50
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ADA Not Accessible Symbol Sign - 6" x 6" ADA-1016
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Symbol of Wheelchair Accessibility Sign - 12" x 12" - Optional Arrow
$49.95, 2=$79.90, 3=$113.85, 5=$174.75, 10=$299.50, 20=$399.50
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Symbol of Wheelchair Accessibility Sign - 12" x 12" - Optional Arrow PAR-1007
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Accessible Parking ADA Guide Sign - 12" x 18" - Optional Arrow
$49.95, 2=$79.90, 3=$113.85, 5=$174.75, 10=$299.50
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Accessible Parking ADA Guide Sign - 12" x 18" - Optional Arrow PAR-1010
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Accessible Entrance ADA Guide Signs - 12" x 18" - Optional Arrow
$49.95, 2=$79.90, 3=$113.85, 5=$174.75, 10=$299.50
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Accessible Entrance ADA Guide Signs - 12" x 18" - Optional Arrow PAR-1009
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Accessible Route ADA Guide Signs - 12" x 18" - Choose Arrow Direction
$49.95, 2=$79.90, 3=$113.85, 5=$174.75, 10=$299.50
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Accessible Route ADA Guide Signs - 12" x 18" - Choose Arrow Direction PAR-1008
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Restroom Direction ADA Guide Signs - 12" x 12" - Optional Arrow
$49.95, 2=$79.90, 3=$113.85, 5=$174.75, 10=$299.50, 20=$399.50
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Restroom Direction ADA Guide Signs - 12" x 12" - Optional Arrow PAR-1012
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Wheelchair Ramp ADA Guide Sign - 12x18 - Choose Arrow Direction
$49.95, 2=$79.90, 3=$113.85, 5=$174.75, 10=$299.50
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Wheelchair Ramp ADA Guide Sign - 12x18 - Choose Arrow Direction PAR-1011
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Not Wheelchair Accessible ADA Guide Signs - 12" x18"
$49.95, 3=$119.85, 5=$194.75, 10=$329.50
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Not Wheelchair Accessible ADA Guide Signs - 12" x18" PAR-1020
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ADA Wheelchair Symbol for Handicapped Parking Spaces - 36" x 36”
Price: $195.00
Sale Price: $169.00
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ADA Wheelchair Symbol for Handicapped Parking Spaces - 36" x 36” SST-1000
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Tactile Arrow Sign - 5" x 5" - Choose Direction of Arrow
$26.95, 3=$77.85, 5=$119.75, 10=$219.50
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Tactile Arrow Sign - 5" x 5" - Choose Direction of Arrow ADA-1127
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We Are Pleased To Provide Assistance ADA Signs - 10" x 10"
$74.95, 3=$218.85, 5=$349.75, 10=$649.50
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We Are Pleased To Provide Assistance ADA Signs - 10" x 10" ADA-1027
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Wheelchair Elevator Access Signs - Optional Direction Arrow- 6" x 9"
$69.95, 3=$203.85, 5=$324.75, 10=$599.50
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Wheelchair Elevator Access Signs - Optional Direction Arrow- 6" x 9" ADA-1028
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Ring Bell For Assistance ADA Signs - 10x10
$79.95, 3=$233.85, 5=$379.75, 10=$699.50
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Ring Bell For Assistance ADA Signs - 10x10 ADA-1029
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Assistive Listening Systems Available ADA Signs - 12" x 6"
$69.95, 3=$203.85, 5=$324.75, 10=$599.50
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Assistive Listening Systems Available ADA Signs - 12" x 6" ADA-1064
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Not Wheelchair Accessible Symbol Sign -6" x 6" -  Luminous
$69.95
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Not Wheelchair Accessible Symbol Sign -6" x 6" - Luminous ADA-1071
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March 27, 2017

The U.S. Access Board provides the following guidance on use of the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). This guidance explains how use of a symbol other than the ISA may impact compliance with standards issued under the ADA and the ABA.

Created in 1968 through a design competition by Rehabilitation International and adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the ISA has served as a global icon for accessibility for almost 50 years. The ISO is an independent, non-governmental organization that represents over 160 national standard-setting entities and develops voluntary, consensus-based, international standards. As part of an ISO standard (ISO 7001 Graphic Symbols – Public Information Symbols), the ISA reflects considerable analysis by, and the consensus of, an international collection of technical experts.

The ISA continues to be recognized worldwide as a symbol identifying accessible elements and spaces. Standards issued under the ADA and ABA Standards reference and reproduce the ISA to ensure consistency in the designation of accessible elements and spaces. Uniform iconography promotes legibility, especially for people with low vision or cognitive disabilities. In addition, various codes and standards in the U.S. also require use of the ISA. They include the International Codes Council’s International Building Code and ICC A117.1 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code and NFPA 170 Standard for Fire Safety and Emergency Symbols, and the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, among others.

Use of the ISA Under the ADA

The ADA Standards apply nationwide to places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities. Promulgated by the Department of Justice (28 CFR Parts 35 and 36) and the Department of Transportation (49 CFR Part 37), the ADA Standards require use of the ISA to label or provide direction to certain accessible spaces and elements, including parking spaces, entrances, toilet and bathing facilities, and check-out aisles (§216 and §703.7.2.1). In addition, ADA Standards for Transportation Vehicles (49 CFR Part 38) implemented by the Department of Transportation (DOT) require that the ISA be used to designate accessible vehicles.

A symbol other than the ISA will not comply with the ADA Standards unless it satisfies the “equivalent facilitation” provision (§103). This provision allows alternatives to prescribed requirements if they result in “substantially equivalent or greater accessibility and usability.” The burden of proof in demonstrating equivalent facilitation rests with the covered entity in the event of a legal challenge. Under DOT’s ADA Standards, certain entities responsible for transportation facilities and systems, as well as manufacturers of products and vehicles used in transportation systems, can request a determination of equivalent facilitation from DOT as outlined in its ADA regulations (§37.7 and §37.9). If a court — or DOT, where DOT’s ADA Standards are being applied — determined that an alternate symbol did not provide “equivalent facilitation,” that symbol would not be permitted.

Use of the ISA Under the ABA

Standards issued under the ABA apply to facilities designed, built, or altered with federal funds or leased by federal agencies. The ABA Standards are implemented by the Department of Defense, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the General Services Administration, and the U.S. Postal Service. Like the ADA Standards, these standards mandate use of the ISA to label or provide direction to certain accessible spaces and elements (§F216 and §703.7.2.1).

Any departure from the ABA Standards, including the referenced ISA, requires a waiver or modification (§F103). The agencies that implement the ABA Standards have authority to grant modifications and waivers on a case-by-case basis where “clearly necessary.” Modifications and waivers are rare and are usually considered only in unique circumstances that make compliance with certain provisions exceptionally problematic. The Access Board is responsible for making sure that modifications and waivers are based on findings of fact and are consistent with the ABA.

Summary

Use of a symbol other than the ISA is permitted under the ADA Standards only if it satisfies the equivalent facilitation provision and under the ABA Standards only if a waiver or modification is issued. Otherwise, where the ADA or ABA Standards require accessible spaces or elements to be identified by the ISA, the ISA must be used even where a state or local code or regulation specifies a different symbol. Those who are interested in implementing an alternative symbol of accessibility are encouraged to contact the ISO’s Technical Committee 145 on Graphic Symbols which maintains the graphic symbol standards.