Top 10 Reasons to Choose Neenah Foundry Tactile Walking Surface Indicators

Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI) play a crucial role in better alerting those with visual impairments of upcoming street crossings and potential hazards. With more and more of these textured warning plates popping up across Ontario, it's clear that communities are committed to making their streets safer for people with vision loss.

Pedestrians and motorists will soon see an influx of TWSI’s in the year ahead. Effective January 2016, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) states that TWSI’s, also referred to as Detectable Warning Plates (DWP), will be mandatory on all new and repaired depressed curb sidewalks in Ontario.


Are you planning on attending this weekend’s 2014 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition? If so, be sure to come see the Landmark team at Booth #1723.

Landmark by Crozier will be accompanying the Neenah Foundry team to man the Neenah booth at the congress, held August 17th to 20th in Toronto. This year marks the first time the APWA Congress has been held in Canada for more than 25 years.

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Neenah Foundry Tactile Walking Surface Indicators provide alerts for secure crossing

The life of a pedestrian trying to navigate through the city can prove challenging at times. On any given day, a simple walk can include jumping over potholes, dodging construction materials and avoiding cars that seem to come out of nowhere. For a person with vision loss, the list of potential hazards is even longer.

Landmark by Crozier, a Canadian supplier for high end site furnishings and construction castings, recognizes this need for increased safety measures. The Landmark team are actively providing Neenah Foundry’s Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI’s) to municipalities across Ontario to better alert those with visual impairments of upcoming street crossings. These textured TWSI’s, sometimes referred to as Detectable Warning Plates (DWP’s), have been instrumental in notifying people with vision loss of any upcoming dangers prior to stepping out on the street.

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The City of Toronto is asking the public for their opinions. At the intersection of Victoria and Shuter Street is a pilot project to help the City decide on what standard they should adopt for pedestrian warning plates on their sidewalk surfaces. Pedestrian warning plates help alert people with visual impairments of the upcoming street crossing. The location was chosen by the city for a large amount of foot traffic.


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