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ADA-Compliant Locker Locks
School districts everywhere are working to meet ADA guidelines on services, facilities and accessibility, and student lockers are an important part of this effort. In fact, federal guidelines require that five percent of a school's lockers be ADA compliant. Which is why Digilock is a such an important partner for school administrators and facilities managers.
Digilock has provided ADA-compliant locking solutions to hundreds of schools across the U.S. Unlike conventional locks, Digilock's ADA-compliant locks operate with the single touch of a user button key. This innovative design ensures that students with disabilities or special needs can easily open their lockers without having to turn a key or punch in a combination. This is an important distinction, because the ADA guidelines and locker doors and hardware are quite specific.
Are You Sure Your Lockers Are ADA Compliant?
It's important to know that simply buying an ADA compliant locker might not be enough to fully meet ADA guidelines. Why? Oftentimes, ADA-compliant lockers are ordered without a locking device. This leaves students responsible for providing their own lock-which may not comply with the ADA guidelines. The applicable language is that locker door hardware "...not require tight grasping, tight pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate." As such, lockers with conventional combination or key locks do not comply.
Currently, Digilock one-touch access locks are the only locks that fully meet ADA guidelines. No other lock offers Digilock's advanced button key functionality. In addition, Digilock locks are programmable, so lock operation can be fine tuned for different situations. Every button key is unique, and additional management button keys are available for faculty and staff in case of emergency or locker checks. Digilock's snap-together design makes for easy installation with all metal lockers, and the lock also uses both audio and visual indicators to accommodate the visually and hearing impaired.
Students with special needs deserve to feel comfortable and confident knowing their belongings are secure yet easy to access and secure. You can give them that confidence with Digilock.