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The Process of Installing Transit Surface Applied Tactile

Surface applied tactile tiles are often used in transit applications such as commuter rail, subways, light rapid transit, monorails, and bus stations. They have emerged as a requirement for public transportation facilities under Title II of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), which forbids public transportation authorities from discriminating against people with disabilities. Tactile warning […]

Costly Lawsuits Cities and Businesses Face for ADA Noncompliance

Lawsuits filed against large businesses and local governments regarding failures in ADA compliance have become commonplace, leading to settlements in the billions of dollars that require major renovations and repairs. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires cities and businesses to install equipment and design spaces that ensure meaningful access for those who are disabled. While […]

Landmark Lawsuit: Oregon Department of Transportation ADA Settlement

The lawsuit filed by the Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living on behalf of residents and visitors with disabilities has reached a settlement agreement. The agreement, which was approved by a U.S. District Court, requires the Oregon Department of Transportation to steadily upgrade their entire highway system to meet ADA compliance requirements.1 ADA guidelines […]

How to Prepare Your Business for a Power Outage

Businesses can experience many emergency situations. As such, there may be a number of contingency plans in place—but do you have a plan for what to do in a power outage? Here’s how to prepare your business so that you can continue operating safely. Ensuring that your staff has proper training and the safety and […]

ADA Non-Compliance: What Happens When Cities or Businesses Do Not Comply?

The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is the law of the land. Ignoring the requirements to provide accessible access to people with disabilities can have serious legal and financial consequences for businesses and localities across the U.S. Failing to install and maintain an ADA compliant sidewalk or curb ramp slope which allows safer access to […]

How to Improve Your Public Access System in 2020

If you’re looking to improve your public access system, look no further than the most recent guidelines. The Americans with Disabilities Act, which became a law in 1990, covers everything from workplace discrimination to web usability, to the accessibility of public access points. Titles II and III, which were originally published in 1991, are collectively […]

The Different Types of ADA Tiles

There are several different types of ADA tiles you can use in various locations that provide specific functions and purposes. Each of these tiles complies with current ADA requirements relating to the overall size of the tiles and the spacing between the truncated domes. Please note: It is the responsibility of the installer to ensure […]

How to Make Your Business ADA Compliant

If you are opening a new business or relocating an existing business to a new location, you need to make sure your building is ADA-compliant. Any business that offers goods and/or services to the general public must ensure their facility is compliant with current ADA requirements. Some of the common areas where ADA compliance can […]

How Is ADA Enforced?

Signed into law to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) includes a variety of accessibility requirements. It covers everything from the width of pedestrian walkways to the slope of pedestrian ramps. It also covers the size and spacing of truncated domes on detectable warning surfaces. For any owner of […]

Why Should You Use Iron Tactile Plates for Detectable Warning Surfaces?

When you need to install tactile warning surfaces around your business, city streets, or other locations to satisfy ADA requirements, you should consider using cast iron tactile plates. The purpose of detectable (tactile) warning surfaces is to aid those people with visual impairments and other disabilities. The raised truncated dome is easy to detect with […]