Millions of Americans have some sort of visual impairment ranging from poor eyesight to complete blindness. Being visually disabled can present challenges when venturing outside of the home and accessing public walkways, transportation, rail platforms, and work environments.
Some of the more common obstacles found outside the home are unexpected objects, traffic, sudden drops, and uneven surfaces. Detectable warning surfaces help visually impaired people to address these and other types of obstacles.
There are different styles of detectable warning surfaces which can be used to help those with visual impairments. One style has raised, round truncated domes which indicate an upcoming hazard like entering a busy intersection at a street crossing.
Another style has elevated bar-like sections to help direct people in a safe direction while walking. This style is commonly referred to as way-finding detectable warning surfaces. They are often used in conjunction with truncated dome warning surfaces.
The use of detectable warning surfaces benefits everyone, not just those people with visual impairments. They help improve mobility, increase safety, make it easier to access work environments, and more.
To learn more about how ADA Solutions ensures safety for all with detectable warning surfaces and the benefits they provide, we invite you to continue reviewing the following infographic.
Afterward, if you have further questions or would like to find out how detectable warning surfaces could benefit your business, municipality, or other public spaces, please feel free to contact ADA Solutions directly to speak with a representative today!