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Treads and Risers

Stairways that require the user to step unevenly (e.g., two steps forward followed by one step up) can be confusing and sometimes dangerous for people with vision loss. Treads and risers on stairs should be arranged so that users can maintain a consistent climbing rhythm.

Follow these guidelines for treads and risers: