Last updated 4 months ago
ADA Solutions, Inc. has more than two decades of experience catering to the specific needs of transit facilities. Our truncated dome detectable warning products are exclusively tailored to fit the needs of transit stations, and our tactile warning systems and strips are in full compliance with ADA guidelines. Here is a look at the tactile warning system options customized for transit facilities.
Heavy Duty Cast in Place
Comprised of a durable, exterior grade glass, carbon, and fiberglass-reinforced composite, heavy duty cast in place tactile systems are the only 100% replaceable detectable warning products available for sale today. Used primarily for new transit facilities, this system offers uniquely detectable truncated domes with color throughout.
Staggered Dome Surface Applied
Just like all of ADA Solutions’ products, the staggered dome surface applied system outranks the competition in water absorption, slip resistance, and weather and wear resistance. This detectable warning system is used most often to retrofit over a transit facility’s existing concrete substrate. Colorfast and UV-stable, this system boasts scattered domes and patterns for easy and effective detection.
In-Line Surface Applied
Another option for transit facilities with an existing concrete substrate is the in-line surface applied tactile system. These detectable domes are available in both butt joint and ship lap tactiles and are made of sturdy and color-fast glass, carbon, and fiber-glass composite. As with all ADA Solutions systems, the in-line surface applied detectable system meets ADA transit recommendations.
Staggered Dome Cast in Place
Used primarily for newly constructed transit facilities, staggered dome cast in place warning systems offer a unique pattern in truncated domes. Staggered dome cast in place tactile systems are compliant with ADAAG, PROWAG, and California Title 24 requirements and boast a high compressive strength and flexural strength.
For all of your detectable warning system needs, look no further than established industry leader ADA Solutions, Inc. Our friendly staff is on hand to answer any questions, and we can help you select the staggered dome, heavy duty cast, or custom-colored truncated dome system for your needs. Visit us online or call (800) 372-0519 today to learn more.
Last updated 5 months ago
Are you constructing a new storefront or office building? If so, now’s the time to evaluate your detectable warning system options. Having tiles or truncated domes is a provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and ADA Solutions, Inc.’s cast in place replaceable tile can provide the reliable performance you need. These durable tiles are suitable for both new construction and new curb ramps, so it’s important to have them ready as construction nears the concrete pouring phase. Proprietors can purchase their cast in place replaceable tiles in a variety of colors, including safety red, federal yellow, and black. They also come in an assortment of sizes to fit your construction needs.
Do you have more questions about cast in place replaceable tiles? The associates at ADA Solutions, Inc. would be happy to speak to you about your tactile warning system needs. Call (800) 372-0519 to learn more about our extensive selection of ADA warning strips and truncated domes.
Last updated 5 months ago
In 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation adopted ADA standards for the construction and alteration of transportation facilities. These rules are designed to increase accessibility to sites, facilities, and buildings by individuals who are disabled or visually impaired. Here is a look at the ADA standards for detectable warning systems and other accommodations.
Both public and private transportation facilities are covered by the ADA, including fixed route buses, light and heavy rail systems, and shuttles. In order to increase accessibility and ensure safety, the ADA regulates walking surfaces, ramps, elevators, and platform lifts. For example, walking surfaces must not have running slopes steeper than one to 20, and disabled individuals must have full access to manual doors.
According to ADA standards for transportation facilities, detectable warning systems must consist of truncated domes. Truncated domes should be easily detectable with a base diameter of at least 23 mm and at most 36 mm and a height of 5.1 mm. Domes must also accord with spacing regulations and should provide a visual contrast with the surrounding walking surface.
Where required, handrails should be present on walking surfaces and sides of stairs and ramps. Handrails are required on amp runs with a rise greater than six inches and on certain stairways. The top gripping surface of a handrail must be at least 34 inches but no more than 38 inches vertically above walking surfaces, but if a building is used primarily by children, there must be a second set of smaller handrails to prevent accidents.
To learn more about ADA standards and how to ensure ADA compliance, contact ADA Solutions, Inc. today by calling (800) 372-0519. Whether you need to install ADA warning strips at your business or simply want to learn more about ADA requirements for truncated dome detectable warning systems, our experienced team can help you select the best products for your needs.
Last updated 5 months ago
Starting a new business involves so many details that one or two of them may inadvertently be forgotten. As a business owner, it’s crucial that you don’t overlook the particulars and find yourself in trouble with the law. Adhering to every component of the Americans with Disabilities Act is mandatory for the legal compliance and success of your business. The following underscores ADA elements that may get neglected during the setup of your store or business:
Whether your restroom facilities are only for employees or available to the public, you must make sure that they are ADA compliant. When building your restrooms, be sure to have at least one toilet area that can accommodate individuals with assistive devices. Should you forget, you’ll find that it can be time-consuming and costly to retrofit your restrooms for individuals with disabilities.
Large office buildings and retail spaces often have water fountains on site for both employees and customers. If you intend to provide water fountains at your business, you must have at least one fountain low enough for people in wheelchairs. It’s also important to have another fountain that’s high enough for individuals who cannot easily bend over when using this device.
If you provide parking accommodations for your employees, you must also offer suitable parking facilities for potential workers who may require additional space for entering and exiting their vehicles. Businesses that have public parking for customers must also have on-site convenient options for patrons with disabilities. By incorporating these ADA-friendly aspects into your property, you’ll find that you can greatly expand your client base.
Employers in the United States should also consider the needs of customers with impaired vision. ADA Solutions, Inc. provides high-quality tactile warning systems that can alert individuals with compromised vision of their surroundings. For more information on our truncated domes and tiles, call (800) 372-0519.
Last updated 5 months ago
Are you the owner of a business that employs 15 people or more? If so, you are liable for upholding the Reasonable Accommodation Requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This tenet applies to how both potential employees and current ones with disabilities must be regarded as mandated by United States law. The following highlights the main components of the Reasonable Accommodation Requirement:
Applying for a Job
The Americans with Disabilities Act states that employers must handle the application and interview process for new employees in a manner that allows qualified individuals of all capabilities the opportunity to participate. This aspect of the Reasonable Accommodation Requirement begins with the initial notice of employment. For instance, if a physical document is put on display for potential job candidates to read and review, it must be in print large enough for vision-impaired candidates to see.
Carrying Out Job Responsibilities
A fundamental part of the Reasonable Accommodation Requirement involves the workplace rights of employees with disabilities. In many cases, the physical layout of a given workspace has a violation that must be remedied to accommodate the employee’s needs. An employee in a wheelchair has the right to hallways wide enough to allow the passage of his assistive device. He also has the law on his side when it comes to having a desktop low enough to comply with the height of his wheelchair.
Experiencing Job Advantages
Just as a prospective employee has the right to fair hiring and working privileges, so does he have the right to the same employment benefits that coworkers without disabilities might enjoy. This section of the Reasonable Accommodation Requirement covers several areas, including health benefits.
ADA Solutions, Inc. can see to it that your business is in strict compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our tactile warning systems uphold all legal mandates across the United States. Call us today at (800) 372-0519 to learn more about our ADA warning strips.