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ADA COMPLIANCE AND TACTILE WARNING SURFACES
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—originally passed in 1990 and amended in 2008—calls for tactile walking surfaces to be installed at all public rights-of-way to improve accessibility. The majority of companies, public and private, with fifteen or more employees are required to comply with the accessibility guidelines of the ADA. If your company serves the general populace, it is likely that your facility is expected to be ADA compliant.
ADA guidelines have standardized the use of detectable warning surfaces in public places. Also commonly referred to as tactile warning surfaces, these types of tiles are built into or applied on top of existing sidewalks, walkways, transit platforms, and other walking surfaces on which visually impaired pedestrians may travel.
Sensory signals are provided via truncated domes, so pedestrians are aware of the safest path of travel at the edge of a sidewalk, near a vehicular path, or where the surface elevation changes. ADA standards provide guidance on the dimensions and placement of the tactile warning surfaces and the spacing, height, shape, and alignment of truncated domes. At ADA Solutions, all our tactile warning products meet these specifications.
ADA Detectable Warning Surfaces Are Required On:
- Platform edges on rail and bus stations
- Curb ramps
- Handicap ramps
- Exterior paths of travel
- Where retail entry and exit points connect to vehicular ways or parking areas
- Change in elevation along public path of travel
- Refuge islands greater than 6 feet in length
Why Choose ADA Solutions?
Whether you’re contracting with a local government for work on public rights-of-way or designing accessible ADA flooring for your private business, ADA Solutions has the industry-leading detectable warning products to meet your needs. All of our ADA tactile plates have been thoroughly tested for slip resistance, strength, detectability, weather resistance, and more before they are ever approved for sale.
We offer four types of tactile system products, all of which feature truncated dome tiles and are compliant with ADAAG, PROWAG, International Standards Organization, World Health Organization, AODA, CSA, and California Title 24.