ADA Solutions is the leading manufacturer of detectable warning surface products in the U.S. For more than 20 years we have provided long-lasting detectable warning systems—including replaceable cast-in-place dry and wet tile, ADA warning mats, and more—to contractors, engineers, architects, and distributors.
ADA’s products are essential in public spaces and private organizations alike.
A History of Success
In our relatively short but productive 20-year history, ADA Solutions has:
- Grown to become North America’s leader in detectable warning surfaces
- Installed more than 65 million square feet of detectable warning surfaces; this exceeds all other manufacturers combined.
- Partnered with more than 1,500 distribution locations in North, Central, and South America.
What Are Detectable Warning Surfaces?
Also called tactile warning surfaces, detectable warning surfaces provide sensory signals for visually impaired pedestrians. They are built into or applied to walking surfaces.
Visually impaired people can feel the bumpy texture beneath their feet, which signals the transition between a safe path and a potentially hazardous one, such as a roadway or bike path or a change in elevation of the walking surface.
These surfaces are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law passed in 1990 to protect people with disabilities. Tactile warning surfaces must be installed along public rights-of-way for accessibility, and the surfaces must meet specific guidelines for geometric shape, height, alignment, and spacing of the truncated domes (surface bumps).
All ADA Solutions products meet these requirements and are compliant with ADAAG, PROWAG, International Standards Organization, World Health Organization, AODA, CSA, and California Title 24.
How the ADA Has Improved Life for People with Disabilities
Before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, disabled people faced significant restrictions on where they could go, as well as discrimination in employment—even if they were able to reasonably perform their job duties with their disability.
The ADA has improved life in immeasurable ways for millions of people. It requires public spaces and city streets to provide accommodations like wheelchair ramps and detectable warning surfaces to help disabled people navigate and access these spaces.
As one person told researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, “I am able to work, volunteer at my son’s school, and receive help from government agencies because of the ADA. Most importantly, I am able to be a vibrant part of the community because of the ADA, which has a big impact on people with and without disabilities.”