Navigating city streets and crosswalks always requires concentration, but imagine how much more difficult it would be to get through those same streets if you couldn’t see. For the vision-impaired, every crosswalk and curb is a danger. That is where the truncated domes on tactile warning systems come into play. These simple-looking domes accomplish something amazing—they save lives. Here is how ADA Solutions’ warning strips remain compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and keep people safe:
What Are Truncated Domes?
Truncated domes are raised circles on detectable warning strips that are placed in the areas where sidewalks intersect with crosswalks. These domes can be felt through shoes and are placed close enough together that a cane will always strike one when someone crosses the warning strip surface. The domes also cause a noise against the cane when the cane hits one.
The noise of the domes and the feel of the domes underfoot alert visually impaired people that they are about to enter a crosswalk or street intersection.
What Are The Benefits of Truncated Domes?
Truncated domes sometimes provide the only warning system visually impaired people can detect as they navigate the streets. Even when there are traffics signals that announce when it is safe to cross, truncated domes provide an extra level of security.
People with vision impairments aren’t the only ones who benefit from truncated domes. Anyone who is distracted as they walk down the street can feel the domes under their feet so they again pay attention before they step into a busy intersection.
Are Truncated Domes ADA-Compliant?
The truncated domes of ADA Solutions’ tactile warning systems are what make our products ADA-compliant. We produce the only radial tile in the industry and can meet any design demands in terms of color and shape.
For help becoming ADA-compliant, contact ADA Solutions, Inc. today. Call us at (800) 372-0519 to see how our tactile warning systems can be part of your compliance plan.