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Accessibility Can Be Affected by a Simple Door Knob or Door Handle

 

 

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This panel-type handle is not accessible because it requires the user to tightly grasp the handle to pull the door open.

 

The solution is an accessible door handle.

 

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A loop-type handle is accessible because it can be used without grasping, pinching or twisting.

 

 

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This handle with a thumb latch is not accessible because one must grasp the handle and pinch down on the thumb latch at the same time.

 

The Solution is an accessible handle.

 

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A lever handle is accessible because it can be operated without tight grasping, pinching or twisting.

[For more information, see p.8, “ADA Guide for Small Businesses”]

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