ADA signage rules and regulations have been a hot topic in the news recently. Many businesses are facing expensive and time consuming lawsuits because their signs are not ADA compliant. Joe Pinchot of the Herald-online reports that PNC Bank, Huntington Bank, and First National Bank in Pennsylvania have been targeted; Garth Stapely of the Modesto Bee reports that, "more than 50 businesses Stanislaus and Merced Counties, CA have been sued by serial plaintiffs..." Fines range from $55,000 - $75,000 for a first offense and up to a maximum of $150,000 for subsequent offenses. (under title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) http://www.ada.gov/fed-reg-monetary-penalties.pdf)
Businesses can avoid being a target for these lawsuits by having their signage inspected to determine if they are compliant with new regulations. Replacing non-compliant signs with new ones is much more economical than paying fines, lawyers, and court costs.