Entries by ADA Admin

Mistakes to Avoid With Detectable Warning Tiles

When installed and used properly, detectable warning tiles can improve safety and accessibility. However, there are common mistakes which can actually make these surfaces dangerous for users. Installing Too Many Although it may seem that a higher number of ADA tiles would make surfaces safer, the opposite can actually be true. Tiles that are too […]

Accessible Design for the Blind

The World Health Organization estimates that over two billion people worldwide live with a visual disability.1 Therefore, running a business means making it accessible to all customers, including those with color blindness and who are legally blind or otherwise visually impaired. When you empower these customers to access your business safely, easily, and independently, you […]

What Is Tactile Paving?

Tactile paving refers to the panels, surface indicators, or detectable warning plates used near street crossings and on transportation platforms. A common form uses rows of truncated domes, arranged in a grid pattern, which can be felt under foot or by a wheelchair or cane. Other plates consist of rows of long narrow bars to […]

California ADA Requirements

This guide to small business ADA requirements in California will help your business or public facility achieve compliance and avoid the most common pitfalls. Are you wondering if the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to your business? If your doors are open to the public, or you maintain an outdoor public space, the answer is […]

A Straightforward Guide to the ADA Standards for Accessible Design

If you are a business owner, it’s important to be compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accessible design. Since being introduced in 1990, the guidelines have changed over the years. There are many requirements. One of which is to include tactile warning surfaces on sidewalks, curbs, and ramps to help people who […]

Importance of Incorporating Innovative Wayfinding Solutions into Your Business

We use wayfinding solutions every day. You might not even think about it, but navigating any facility would be much more difficult without signs, maps, or directories. In fact, just about any business can benefit from innovative wayfinding solutions, not to mention the perks these provide for individuals with disabilities. Importance of Wayfinding Directional signage […]

8 Key Points to Consider When Choosing Detectable Warning Surfaces

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 to expand opportunities for individuals with disabilities, prevent discrimination, and improve safety. In addition, it set requirements for detectable warning systems. The criteria for these was revised with the ADA 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. To be compliant, you must factor in the […]

Do Apartments Have to Be ADA Compliant?

Dwelling units do not have to be compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility standards. While apartments and rental properties are included in requirements to provide equal opportunity for access, it is the public spaces around them that apply. In fact, there is no such thing as an ADA unit. Accessible units are covered […]

,

ADA Operational Integration

Dear Valued ADA Customer, As you know, ADA Solutions was acquired by SureWerx USA on March 1, 2019. The company has operated as a standalone entity since the purchase and we are working towards integration of systems and operations into the parent company, SureWerx USA Inc. Our target for ADA to operate as a division […]

Respectful Language for Those with Limited Mobility or Disabilities

Our language is continually changing to encompass new ideas and express our evolving perspectives. Sometimes this happens organically and, other times, by deliberate changes we make when we become aware that our habitual language is not in line with our respectful intentions. Almost all of us want to show respect for the people with whom […]