The best way to ensure unrestricted accessibility to your business is to provide adequate support for those with visual or hearing impairments. The following resources include tips for how to incorporate safety technology into your property to assist those with sight restrictions.
- Audible Pedestrian Signals: Audible crossing signals should be installed on any nearby intersections with high-volume traffic. These clear and direct signals tell visually impaired pedestrians when it is safe to cross the street and when traffic is a danger. These signals can help improve the safety of pedestrians and drivers in congested city spaces. When combined with other signals, like tactile warning systems, all intersections can be made accessible to everyone.
- Handrails: While stairs and ramps may seem like simple obstacles to those who can see clearly, these architectural features are extreme hazards to the visually impaired. In order to maximize safety on your property, be sure to equip every set of stairs and all ramps with a handrail. Handrails provide a physical guide up stairs and tell those who cannot see when the stairs have ended.
- Tactile Warning Systems: Placing tactile warning systems on sidewalks is one of the most cost-efficient safety methods available to assist the visually impaired. ADA-certified companies that specialize in detectable warning systems offer various installation methods that make outfitting your property with adequate safety measures easy. Some systems can be set into wet concrete, while others can be molded to fit existing sidewalks or walkways. This long-term solution survives under a wide range of weather conditions and assists people of all visual acuities with vital information.
ADA Solutions, Inc. leads the industry in detectable warning solutions. We specialize in installing effective tactile warning systems to assist the visually impaired. If your neighborhood or city project requires wet-set detectable warning systems, call us at (800) 372-0519.