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ADA-Compliant Built-In Locker Locks

ADA-Compliant Locker Locks

ADA Compliance Defined

The Master Lock 1600 ADA Series and 1700 ADA Series Built-in Locks meet the United States Department of Justice “2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design”. This Standard requires 5% of lockers meet ADA specifications. In addition, these standards state that operable parts, the locks, meet the following requirements:

  • Shall be operable with one hand
  • Shall not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate
  • Shall have a force required to activate of 5 lbf (22.2N) maximum

Master Lock ADA Compliant Locker Locks achieve these requirements through the use of a specially designed keyhead and the simple operation of the lock. The large flat keyhead makes the key easy to grip for those with extreme joint pain. For those with clenched fist dexterity, the flat keyhead fits securely between their fingers. The operation of the lock can be achieved by a simple bumping action to the ADA keyhead to both open and close the lock without the need of tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Visit for complete standards.

Three-Ways-to-Open™ Technology

ADA-Compliant Locker Locks See How They Work

Three-Ways-to-Open™ technology Master Lock‘ patent pending ADA-Compliant locker locks meet Federal regulations defined in the United States Department of Justice “2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design” with one-handed, low force operation with no tight gripping or twisting.

These locker locks are the best ADA solution for special needs user and schools with Three-Ways-to-Open™ technology:

ADA Student Key: Opens one lock

Supervisory Master Key: Opens all ADA locks in your system

3-digit Combination: Five combinations built-in for reuse year after year

Benefits of ADA Locks

For Students

  • No stigma
  • ADA locks look like all other locks in the school
  • Easy to Operate

For Schools

  • Maximum flexibility - lock can be assigned to a special needs student one year, and a standard student the next year
  • Easy, familiar maintenance
  • Cost effective solution

For Architects

  • Best and most cost-effective solution
  • One locker lock solution for the entire facility - Master Lock ADA-compliant and standard built-in combination locks are available for every locker style