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How to Meet Accessibility Standards with Automatic Door Openers

Create accessibility with automatic openers.

Are you planning a business renovation or looking to stay compliant with building codes in Ontario? If so, you may want to consider installing automatic door openers. Not only can automatic door openers improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities, but they can also help your business meet the accessibility standards outlined by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

The first step in installing automatic door openers is to determine which type of opener is best suited for your business location. There are several types of automatic door openers, including push-button, motion-sensor, and remote control. The right type of opener for you will depend on the layout of your space, the intended use of the door, and the needs of the individuals who will be using the door.

Once you have determined the right type of automatic door opener for your business, it is important to ensure that the installation is done properly. This may require the services of a professional installer who is familiar with the requirements of the AODA and any applicable building codes. A professional installer can help ensure that the door opener is installed in a way that allows for easy operation by individuals with disabilities, without obstructing the path of travel or creating any safety hazards.

Proper maintenance of automatic door openers is also important to ensure their continued functionality and safety. Regular inspections and maintenance can help prevent malfunctions and ensure that the opener is in compliance with all applicable regulations. This may include checking for loose bolts, ensuring that the door opens and closes smoothly, and testing the safety features of the opener.

To ensure that individuals with disabilities can easily identify and use the automatic door opener, proper labeling is also important. This may include placing signage indicating the location of the opener, as well as labeling the button or sensor with the appropriate symbol to indicate its function.

When installing automatic door openers, it is also important to consider the needs of individuals with disabilities. This may involve consulting with disability organizations or individuals with disabilities to ensure that the automatic door opener is designed in a way that is truly accessible to all individuals.

If you are in the Oshawa or Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Durham Regional Locksmiths specializes in the supply and installation of automatic door openers. We have extensive experience in meeting the accessibility standards outlined by the AODA and can help ensure that your business is in compliance with building codes. For more information on automatic door openers and to request a consultation, please contact us at About Us: Durham Regional Locksmiths provides security solutions for your home, auto or business. Areas We Service Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Bowmanville, Port Perry, Courtice, Uxbridge, Toronto, Markham, and Scarborough. Business Hours Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 24 hour Emergency Locksmith Get In Touch! Durham Region: 905‑728‑9218 497 Simcoe St S, Oshawa, ON L1H 4J9

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