ADA Truncated Dome Bump Pads

Truncated Dome Laws

Ever since the year 1990 when the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was signed into law and the DOJ (Department of Justice) became the lead agency that oversees the ADA, several design standards have been implemented for complying with the ADA.

The ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG) requires that both municipalities and states install truncated dome pavers on all new curb ramps and any projects involving alterations to existing ramps. The lack of curb ramps and non-compliance with design standards constitute the greatest number of ADA complaints in the pedestrian environment, and there seems to be a continuous misconception that detectable warnings are not a requirement, but they are.

The laws and guidelines are the same for all 50 states per ADA, however the use of material differs.  As an example, a municipality in New York may require brick domes to match the surrounding façade, but the state may require a liquid applied application due to the weather or other factors.

Before deciding on a material or location of the domes, consult with your states’ local ADA code.  Some links are below for various states.

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas
http://www.littlerock.org/!userfiles/editor/docs/CityManager/american_disabilitites.pdf

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa
http://www.iowa.gov/government/crc/statutes/

Kansas
http://admin.ks.gov/offices/ofpm/dcc/code-ener-ada-comp

Kentucky
http://ada.ky.gov/ada_information.htm

Louisiana
http://sfm.dps.louisiana.gov/pr_adaag.htm

Maine
http://www.maine.gov/dps/bbcs/

Maryland
http://mdcodes2.umbc.edu/dhcd/access.htm

Massachusetts
http://www.mass.gov/eopss/architectural-access-board.html

Michigan
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-ess-caap-manufguide-chap37_313473_7.pdf

Minnesota
http://www.dli.mn.gov/ccld/codes.asp

Mississippi
http://adasoutheast.org/se_region/se_regionTemplate.php?st=MS

Missouri
http://ago.mo.gov/faqs/Americans-with-Disabilities-Act-ADA.htm

Montana
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/bc/current_codes.asp

Nebraska
http://www.sfm.state.ne.us/publications/pdf/SNAG.pdf

Nevada
https://dhcfp.nv.gov/ADAAMA.htm?MSM

New Hampshire
http://www.nh.gov/disability/information/architectural/documents/nh_accessibility_codes.pdf

New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/

New Mexico
http://www.gcd.state.nm.us/laws.htm

New York
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/pdf/ada_2010.pdf

North Carolina
http://www.ncdoi.com/osfm/Engineering_and_Codes/Documents/Accessibility/100202Ch11-ANSITransition.pdf

North Dakota
http://www.cityoffargo.com/ADA/

Ohio
http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4101%3A1-11

Oklahoma
http://www.ok.gov/odc/

Oregon
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/hwy/bikeped/Pages/ada.aspx

Pennsylvania
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/hiv___aids/14241/ada/557959

Rhode Island
http://www.providenceri.com/law/ada-compliance

South Carolina
http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/scedocs/L114B/000985.pdf

South Dakota
http://www.sd-ccd.org/home/services/adainformation/

Tennessee
http://tennessee.gov/humanserv/rehab/ada.html

Texas
http://governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/resources/ada/

Utah
http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r460/r460-008.htm

Vermont
http://www.firesafety.vermont.gov/code/ada

Virginia
http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/ada/home.html

Washington
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=51-50

West Virginia
http://www.ada.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Wisconsin
http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/adaag_only/adaag2.htm

Wyoming
http://ai.wyo.gov/