In response to the American Disabilities Act, Hanover® has been working with various government agencies and municipalities to design and provide a paver which would aid the partially sighted and blind pedestrian. The top surface has non-slip properties and raised truncated domes. These are readily detectable under foot, as well as by cane.
Persons with visual impairments depend upon environmental cues of potential hazards ambient sounds and physical elements that can be sensed by a cane or texture changes underfoot. Any pedestrian area requiring the use of a detectable warning surface can utilize the Detectable Warning® Paver. The distinctively textured walking surface can help to warn pedestrians of an impending hazard on the route ahead.