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ADA Lock Special

Master Lock has three different ADA lock options to help you with accessibility for users and compliance with regulations. We are offering a 20% discount for each of the following:

ADA combo lock

ADA combo lock ADA combo lock

Easy to use built-in combination lock with ADA user key =
$18.44/each

Easy to use built-in key lock with ADA user key =
$17.69/each

Easy to use padlock that may be suitable for ADA users =
$6.19/each

Contact us for shipping, handling and volume discounts, and placement guidelines. Visit our ADA LOCKER order form for disabled accessible lockers and benches. See below for more complete ADA guidelines and information:

ADA Locker Information

There are many ways to make lockers comply with ADA requirements. Below is the information we use to make our lockers accessible to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) users who are either handicapped or have special needs.

California has some of the most stringent ADA requirements in the country with regulations that exceed Federal guidelines. InnerSpace uses these regulations to develop solutions for schools and other facilities that need or want ADA access to lockers. The following excerpts from the California Division of the State Architect (DSA) ADA Regulations publication are used to develop general solutions that are then modified for each individual case.

Note that it is important to understand that each case is unique requiring special attention to the specific needs of the site. The diagrams and notes define and illustrate the specific requirements of the regulations and are intended only as an aid for building design and construction.

Following the notes, we have included general solutions we have developed to interpret how locker installations can meet ADA regulations

ADA Locker Regulations Notes

Excerpts from CA DSA ADA Regulations publication 1/1/2011 Accessed from http://www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Programs/progAccess/accessmanual.aspx on 3/22/2011

1127A.6 Lockers.

1127A.6.1 General. Where lockers are provided for residents or guests, at least one locker and not less than 1 percent of all lockers shall be accessible to persons with disabilities. Please note that this pertains to property storage lockers. Wardrobe lockers for dressing rooms require at least one locker and not less than 5 percent per 1117B.8 Fitting and dressing rooms (excerpts included below).

A path of travel not less than 36 inches (914 mm) in clear width shall be provided to these lockers. See Section 1127A.9 [included in notes below] for required clear space, allowable reach ranges and requirements for control and operating mechanisms.

1127A.9.4 Clear floor or ground space for wheelchairs.

1127A.9.4.1 Size and approach. The minimum clear floor or ground space required to accommodate a single, stationary wheelchair and occupant is 30 inches by 48 inches (762 mm by 1219 mm). (See Figure 11A-1G.) The minimum clear floor or ground space for wheelchairs may be positioned for forward or parallel approach to an object (See Figure 11A-1G [see also floor space on Figure 11A-1JC]). Clear floor or ground space for wheelchairs may be part of the knee space required under some objects.

1127A.9.4.2 Relationship of maneuvering clearances to wheelchair spaces. One full unobstructed side of the clear floor or ground space for a wheelchair shall adjoin or overlap an accessible route or adjoin another wheelchair clear floor space. If a clear floor space is located in an alcove or otherwise confined on all or a part of three sides, additional maneuvering clearances shall be provided as shown in Figure 11A-1H.

1127A.9.4.3 Surfaces of wheelchair spaces. Clear floor or ground spaces for wheelchairs shall comply with Sections 1119A.2, 1120A.3 and 1121A [not included in these notes].

1127A.9.5 Reach ranges.

1127A.9.5.1 Forward reach. If the clear floor space allows only forward approach to an object, the maximum high forward reach allowed shall be 48 inches (1219 mm) and the minimum low forward reach shall be unobstructed and no less than 15 inches (381 mm) above the floor (see Figure. 11A-1I(a)).

1127A.9.5.2 Side reach. [Also known as parallel reach] If the clear floor space allows parallel approach by a person in a wheelchair, the maximum high side reach allowed shall be 54 inches (1372 mm) and the low side reach shall be no less than 9 inches (228.6 mm) above the floor (see Figure 11A-1J(a) and 11A-1J(b)). If the side reach is over an obstruction, the reach and clearances shall be as shown in Figure 11A-1JC).

1127A.9.6 Controls and operating mechanisms.

1127A.9.6.1 General. Controls and operating mechanisms in accessible spaces, along accessible routes or as part of accessible elements (e.g., light switches and dispenser controls) shall comply with this section.

1127A.9.6.2 Clear floor space. Clear floor space complying with Section 1127A.9.4 that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at controls, dispensers, receptacles and other operable equipment.

1127A.9.6.3 Height. Controls shall be located no higher than 48 inches (1219 mm), and no lower than 15 inches (381 mm), above the finished floor measured to the center of the grip. If the reach is over an obstruction (for example, washer or dryer) between 20 and 25 inches (508 and 635 mm) in depth, the maximum height is reduced to 44 inches (1118 mm) for forward approach, or 46 inches (1168 mm) for side approach, provided the obstruction is no more than 24 inches (610 mm) in depth. Controls that do not satisfy these specifications are acceptable, provided that comparable controls or outlets, that perform the same functions, are provided within the same area and are accessible.

1127A.9.6.4 Operation. Controls and operating mechanisms shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls shall be no greater than 5 pounds (22.2 N) of force.

1127A.11 Storage.

1127A.11.1 General. If fixed storage facilities such as cabinets, shelves, closets or drawers are provided where access is required by Sections 1.8.2.1.2 and 1102A [not included in these notes], at least one of each type of facility provided shall comply with this section. Additional storage may be provided outside of the reach ranges shown in Figure 11A-1J.

1127A.11.2 Clear floor space. A clear floor space at least 30 inches by 48 inches (762 mm by 1219 mm) complying with Section 1127A.9.4 [included in notes above] that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at accessible storage facilities.

1127A.11.3 Height. Accessible storage spaces shall be within at least one of the reach ranges specified in Section 1127A.9.5. [included in notes above]. Clothes rods shall be a maximum of 54 inches (1372 mm) from the floor for a side approach (see Figure 11A-1J).Where the distance from the wheelchair to the clothes rod or shelf exceeds 10 inches (254 mm), as in closets without accessible doors, the height and depth to the rod or shelf shall comply with Figure 11A-1J.

1127A.11.4 Hardware for accessible storage facilities shall comply with Section 1127A.9.6. [included in notes above]. Touch latches and U-shaped pulls are acceptable.

1115B.7.2 Structural strength.

The structural strength of grab bars, tub and shower seats, fasteners and mounting devices shall meet the following specifications:
  1. Bending stress in a grab bar or seat induced by the maximum bending moment from the application of a 250-pound (1112 N) point load shall be less than the allowable stress for the material of the grab bar or seat.
  2. Shear stress induced in a grab bar or seat by the application of a 250-pound (1112 N) point load shall be less than the allowable shear stress for the material of the grab bar or seat, and its mounting bracket or other support is considered to be fully restrained, then direct and torsional shear stresses shall not exceed the allowable shear stress.
  3. Shear force induced in fastener or mounting device from the application of a 250-pound (1112 N) point load shall be less than the allowable lateral load of either the fastener or mounting device or the supporting structure, whichever is the smaller allowable load.
  4. Tensile force induced in a fastener by a direct tension force of a 250-pound (1112 N) point load, plus the maximum moment from the application of a 250-pound (1112 N) point load, shall be less than the allowable withdrawal load between the fastener and supporting structure.
  5. Grab bars shall not rotate within their fittings.

1117B.8 Fitting and dressing rooms.

Where fitting or dressing rooms are provided for male or female customers, patients, employees or the general public, 5 percent, but never less than one, of dressings rooms for each type of use in each cluster of dressing rooms shall be accessible and located on an accessible route complying with Section 1114B.1.2. Examples of types of dressing rooms are those serving different genders or distinct and different functions as in different treatment or examination facilities. Where only unisex dressing rooms are provided, accessible unisex dressing rooms may be used to fulfill this requirement.

The bottom of mirrors provided for use by persons with disabilities shall not be greater than 20 inches (508 mm) from the floor. Mirrors to be used by persons with disabilities shall be full length, measuring at least 18 inches (457 mm) wide by 54 inches (1372 mm) high, and shall be mounted in a position affording a view to a person on the bench as well as to a person in a standing position.

Clothing hooks shall be located not greater than 48 inches (1219 mm) from the floor.

Every accessible dressing room shall have a 24-inch by 48-inch (610 mm by 1219 mm) bench fixed to the wall along the longer dimension. The bench shall be mounted 17 to 19 inches (432 to 483 mm) above the finish floor. Clear floor space shall be provided alongside the bench to allow a person using a wheelchair to make a parallel transfer onto the bench. The structural strength of the bench and attachments shall comply with Section 1115B.7.2. Where installed in conjunction with showers, swimming pools or other wet locations, water shall not accumulate upon the surface of the bench and the bench shall have a slip-resistant surface.

The minimum clear space within the room shall be 60 inches (1524 mm) in width and length. No door shall encroach into the required space.

1117B.5.8 Symbols of accessibility.

1117B.5.8.1 International Symbol of Accessibility. The International Symbol of Accessibility shall be the standard used to identify facilities that are accessible to and usable by physically disabled persons as set forth in these building standards and as specifically required in this section. (See Figure 11B-6). Exception: Signs need not be provided for facilities within an adaptable dwelling unit, or within an accessible patient or guest room.

1117B.5.8.1.1 Color of symbol. The symbol specified above shall consist of a white figure on a blue background. The blue shall be equal to Color No. 15090 in Federal Standard 595B.



Excerpts from CA DSA ADA Regulations Figures 1/1/2011

Accessed from http://www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Programs/progAccess/accessmanual.aspx on 3/22/2011
ADA Parrallel Reach Requirements

The side or parallel reach requirements give ADA users the most access to their lockers. We recommend this where there is enough room in front of the lockers. For these situations, the area in front of the locker and the locker itself must comply with the parallel reach requirements.

ADA Forward Reach Requirements

For lockers that are close to walls or other obstructions within 60" of the area in front of the locker, the forward reach requirements can be used. For these situations, the area in front of the locker and the locker itself must comply with the forward reach requirements.

International symbol of accessibility

The international symbol of accessibility is used to designate an ADA accessible locker.


InnerSpace General ADA Locker Solutions

WARNING: InnerSpace diagrams and notes illustrate general interpretations of the regulations and are intended only as an example of our proprietary guidelines. Building design and construction must be developed for site specific requirements.
ADA compliant MPL

Most wardrobe lockers have multi-point latching (MPL) mechanisms where an internal bar lifts a latching mechanism that engages the frame in at least two places. For these lockers, the mechanism must comply with the MPL compliance requirements.

ADA compliant SPL

Low maintenance wardrobe lockers and box lockers have single-point latching (SPL) mechanisms where the door is rigid enough to latch only where the lock is engaged. For these lockers, the mechanism must comply with the SPL compliance requirements.


For more information:

  • InnerSpace is available to answer questions on exactly how best to comply with these regulations. Call us or email us using our contact page

  • The California Department of General Services (DGS) Division of the State Architect (DSA) has detailed information on all ADA compliance information. For the latest information please visit their ADA site here.

  • Designers and Architects: Please review our word icongeneral locker specifications for help designing your next project.

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