According to the article in the Examiner, at least three visually impaired riders have been killed, and nine others injured by falling from Metro platforms that lacked bumpy tiles since the Americans with Disabilities Act called for their installation. The article One-fourth of Metro platforms lack bumpy tiles for the blind brings to light the necessity of these improvements for the independence and opportunity of the visually disabled. In fact, the National Industries for the Blind an NPO that employs about two dozen legally blind workers is situated by a station that lacks funding for the tiles.