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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 Ramp Requirements in 2020

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) includes requirements to make public areas accessible to wheelchairs, walkers, and motorized scooters through the use of ramps.1 These include ADA curb ramp requirements based on specific guidelines, depending on the type of ramp in use, its location, and other such factors. Without ADA curb ramps, curb edges and […]

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 […]

Features to Look for in Detectable Warning Surfaces

Whether you have a new construction project or a retrofitting project, selecting the appropriate detectable warning surfaces is important. You need to ensure you are compliant with the current ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.1 Since the ADA first went into effect in 1991, there have been several changes, and it is your responsibility to […]

A Path for Improved Safety: Glow Dome Detectable Warning Tiles

The city is a jumble of access ramps, train platforms, bus stops, sidewalks, curbs, and intersections. While a non-disabled person finds these challenges pretty easy to navigate and deal with, for people with disabilities and visual impairments, this can be more of a struggle. So much so, moving around a big city could truly be […]