Room ID - Installation Height

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Department of Justice September 10, 2010

Enforced beginning March 15, 2012

Excerpts: Installation Location of ADA Room ID Signs

Subject:  Sign Installation

703.4 Installation Height and Location. Signs with tactile characters shall comply with 703.4.

703.4.1 Height Above Finish Floor or Ground. Tactile characters on signs shall be located 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum above the finish floor or ground surface, measured from the baseline of the lowest tactile character and 60 inches (1525 mm) maximum above the finish floor or ground surface, measured from the baseline of the highest tactile character.

Tactile characters on sign

Figure 703.4.1Height of Tactile Characters Above Finish Floor or Ground 


EXCEPTION: Tactile characters for elevator car controls shall not be required to comply with 703.4.1.

703.4.2 Location. Where a tactile sign is provided at a door, the sign shall be located alongside the door at the latch side. Where a tactile sign is provided at double doors with one active leaf, the sign shall be located on the inactive leaf. Where a tactile sign is provided at double doors with two active leafs, the sign shall be located to the right of the right hand door. Where there is no wall space at the latch side of a single door or at the right side of double doors, signs shall be located on the nearest adjacent wall. Signs containing tactile characters shall be located so that a clear floor space of 18 inches (455 mm) minimum by 18 inches (455 mm) minimum, centered on the tactile characters, is provided beyond the arc of any door swing between the closed position and 45 degree open position.

EPTION: Signs with tactile characters shall be permitted on the push side of doors with closers and without hold-open devices.

ADA sign location

Figure 703.4.2Location of Tactile Signs at Doors