Truncated domes, a form of detectable warnings, have been around for a while. It is one of those items which is not a great solution but there does not appear to be anything comparable. It is meant for people with a visual impairment to determine the boundary between a sidewalk and a street. It has been used to warn of hazards along a circulation path where there is no curb, although it can cause a problem for people with other types of disabilities and can even create a trip hazard for those who are able-bodied. Also, in new construction, there has been a trend to eliminate curbs so we have even a less of a separation between vehicles and pedestrians.
In 2016, she founded Planet Abled, a travel company that caters to the needs of people with various disabilities, a group the World Health Organization estimates at 15 percent of the world’s population. Arora isn’t the only one pushing for more thoughtful travel experiences—here’s a look at six companies focused on accessible travel.
When looking for truncated dome mats that are simple and quick to use, check out the self-adhesive style of truncated domes. These products can be installed in a few minutes, and do not require special tools or skills.
Self-adhesive style truncated domes are mats with a powerful adhesive already applied to the underside. They can be quickly installed on concrete or asphalt surfaces. Unlike truncated domes tiles, self-adhesive mats are extremely thin with virtually no trip hazard.
When the city held a hearing in 2018 on banning plastic straws, a cause dear to environmentalists but not to the disability community, she made sure to gather a group and present an opinion. There are those who cannot hold a cup, the group wanted to point out, and straws are essential tools to their visiting a restaurant.