The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act of 1990 was designed to make public buildings and businesses accessible for individuals with physical disabilities and prevent discrimination against the physically challenged. Although the guidelines were comprehensive, the law created many confusions when it came to ADA signage. In 2010, the Department of Justice, along with the U.S. Access Board, developed updated guidelines that were enacted into law on March 15, 2011. The law gave a one year grace period for businesses and public buildings to comply with the new regulations. Today marks the end of that year and it is very important that as a business owner, you understand and comply with the new regulations.