If a cue provides good information on alignment even when it is misaligned to the slope, we speculate that it should work as well or better on a level surface, such as the landing of a parallel curb ramp
It is easy to violate curb ramp
requirements because there are many components to address, including how a curb ramp
meets the adjacent sidewalk, curb and street For example, the bottom of a curb ramp
often meets a gutter; the flares of a flared-type curb ramp
meet a curb; and the top of the curb ramp
meets the route that continues through the site.
Our solution is to train engineers in the department on curb ramp
design, including the appropriate use of truncated domes.
The ADA provides strict guidelines on how to construct curb ramps
, recommending slopes of a certain degree, how tall the truncated domes must be, the spacing of the domes and other design specifications - down to the allowable millimeter.
Counter slopes of adjoining gutters and road surfaces immediately adjacent to the curb ramp
not be steeper than 1:20
The instructions regarding the expected use of each cue included the following: The participants were instructed to find the end of the guidestrip with their long canes while still standing on the curb ramp
and then to follow it with the long cane using the constant-contact technique.
Tier II cuts serve residential and other non-commercial areas where pedestrian walkways exist, and a public entity should be given 10 years from the effective date to install the necessary curb ramps
Abstract: Truncated domes on curb ramps
benefit travelers with visual impairments.
The Access Board has issued a 4-page list of resources for curb ramp
materials and surfaces.
Impact of Curb Ramps
on the Safety of Persons Who Are Blind," by Billie Louise Bentzen and Janet M.
6 million for curb ramp
and sidewalk repairs, and $4.
This case means that every time resurfacing occurs, a curb ramp
or other slop surface must be installed at each affected intersection.