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Truncated domes (also known as "tactile warning surfaces") are plates placed in front of any place considered as dangerous to visually impaired people.
The locations of the tactile strips do not only concern highways, but also and above all Public-Access Buildings (PAB), even private ones (shops).
First, vigilance truncated domes must inform visually impaired or blind people of an imminent danger through their colour difference. Thus a white strip placed on a dark ground will be more easily detected by visually impaired people.
Secondly, the studs are arranged in such a way that they are easily detectable by the feet or by a white walking stick.
Finally, truncated domes act as a visual and tactile alert: it invites the visually impaired person to stop and analyze the situation of danger in front of them.
Tactile warning strips are made up of studs attached to a sole, which allows the whole thing to be manipulated in one piece. Tactile warning surfaces can also be obtained by fixing the studs one by one, spaced at a regulatory distance: these are the studs or tactile studs.
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