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Different Types of ADA Tiles and Their Uses

One of the greatest impacts of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been making public spaces more accessible to all people, regardless of physical ability. Title III of the ADA requires “spaces of public accommodation” to be accessible and navigable for people with physical disabilities. One way to make public and private spaces more […]

The High Cost of Not Being ADA Compliant

There are significant costs involved for businesses and facilities which are not ADA compliant, some of which may not be on your radar. The Americans with Disabilities Act outlines fines and penalties for noncompliance, but many states allow private parties to be awarded damages directly, and ADA noncompliance is often used as evidence in personal […]

Why Use an Iron Tactile Warning Surface

Have you ever walked on a busy city street and seen raised panels near a crosswalk or bus stop? If so, you’ve been up close and personal with a tactile warning surface. These systems add a detectable warning surface to indicate pedestrian access routes. They can be made with a variety of materials, including iron, […]

Detectable Warning Surfaces Increase Safety, Ensure ADA Compliance

Detectable warning surfaces play an important role in our society’s efforts to improve safety and quality of life for men and women with disabilities. These truncated domes give sight-impaired people warning of hazards that may be present when they’re crossing streets or boarding trains or buses. A growing number of municipal governments and businesses are […]

The History and Evolution of Detectable Warning Surfaces

Detectable warning surfaces provide a valuable service for those individuals with visual impairments. They essentially serve as a warning that requires their attention ahead, such as entering a busy intersection, a rail platform dropoff, and so on. In addition, these warning surfaces alert non-visually impaired, yet distracted individuals of the same warnings. According to the […]

All You Need to Know About ADA Curb Ramp Requirements in 2021

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements continue to be updated more than three decades after the law was passed, with mandates still in place to make public areas accessible to wheelchairs, walkers, and motorized scooters through the use of ramps.1 This means your facility needs to have an ADA-compliant ramp for 2021 if it serves […]

How Detectable Warning Surfaces Work

Detectable warning surfaces are designed to help Americans with disabilities, or about 40 million individuals, safely navigate sidewalks and other public spaces. They are particularly useful for those with visual impairments and who use canes, wheelchairs, or other mobility aids. The Purpose of Detectable Warning Surfaces With a significant percentage of the population facing physical […]

Benefits of Handicap Ramps

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed into law in 1990. The act makes it illegal to discriminate against those with individuals with disabilities in all areas of life, including transportation and public and private places. While there are all sorts of accommodations that can be made to ensure a home or business is […]

How Detectable Warning Surfaces Save Lives

You may wonder what detectable warning surfaces are and how they work. Detectable warning surfaces are unique, textured tiles that provide a physical warning that a person is nearing an area that is dangerous in some way. Sighted individuals may recognize these panels as the bumpy, often yellow tiles that line the curbs of public […]