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Detectable warnings: synthesis of U.S. and international practice

Author: Bentzen, B. L., Barlow, J. M., Tabor, L. S.
Year: 2000
Type: Book


This synthesis summarizes the state-of-the-art regarding the design, installation and effectiveness of detectable warning surfaces used in the U.S. and abroad. U.S. and international standards and guidelines for detectable warnings are presented. Use of detectable warnings in the U.S. and abroad is described, with illustrative case studies. Information is provided on U.S. detectable warning products and manufacturers. Jurisdictional recommendations for the use of truncated dome detectable warnings are summarized and illustrated.The synthesis was developed under contract to the U.S. Access Board. It will be helpful to transportation engineers, planners, and other interested persons working to make public rights-of-way more accessible to people who have visual impairments.

Further Details

Pages 150
Publish Location Washington, DC
Publisher U.S. Access Board
Accession Number 21.02.05
Access Date 21 February 2005
Keywords vision, design, safety improvement, North America

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