ADA-Compliant Displays Help Minimize Additional Construction Costs

Earlier this year, the Department of Justice’s new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards went into effect. These new standards set minimum requirements, both scoping and technical, for new construction and alterations of the facilities of more than 80,000 state and local governments and over seven million businesses so that their buildings are accessible to more than 54 million Americans with disabilities.[pullquote]Any display that extends beyond 4-inches is in violation of the ADA.[/pullquote]

The new requirement applies to any objects protruding from a wall in a path of travel, so it applies to digital signage in any number of places from flight information boards at airports to digital advertisements in shopping malls.  Any display that extends beyond 4-inches is in violation of the ADA.

Previously, users who wanted to incorporate eye-level digital video walls into their environments had to consider the additional expense of recessing the displays into existing walls or building cabinetry in order to meet ADA accessibility guidelines. These additional measures added to overall installation costs, especially when mounting large-format displays.

However, now there are large-format displays that meet and even surpass ADA regulations and have given end-users and integrators increased installation flexibility. At 3.5″ (89) mm deep and 107.8 lbs, both the TH-70LF50U and the TH-80LF50U are thin enough to meet the rigorous ADA accessibility guidelines. In fact, the LF50 Series is the thinnest professional LED of their size in the world. These new ultra-thin displays enable much more creative installations, without additional construction expenses.

With SLOT 2.0 architecture, the 700 cd/ m2t displays offers the expandability to run even the most robust software to meet diverse customer needs in such applications as showrooms, retail, transportation terminals and auditoriums.

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