Importance of Handicap Door Systems

The success of every business is derived from its inclusivity. Any commercial establishment should welcome people with all abilities, providing every individual with the same experience.

“The Government of Canada is introducing Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada. If passed, Bill C-81 would benefit all Canadians, especially Canadians with disabilities, by helping create a barrier-free Canada.

This would be achieved through the proactive identification, removal, and prevention of barriers to accessibility wherever Canadians interact with areas under federal jurisdiction. Building on the significant consultations that have already taken place involving provinces, territories, municipalities, various organizations, and thousands of Canadians, Bill C-81 would work to ensure more consistent experiences of accessibility across Canada. “ source

In Ontario, we have the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and directly from this site, it’s stated purpose is:

  1. Recognizing the history of discrimination against persons with disabilities in Ontario, the purpose of this Act is to benefit all Ontarians by,

(a) developing, implementing and enforcing accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises on or before January 1, 2025; and

(b) providing for the involvement of persons with disabilities, of the Government of Ontario and of representatives of industries and of various sectors of the economy in the development of the accessibility standards.

To ensure that access is provided to all and laws are upheld at your establishment, you need to consider a variety of handicap door system aspects such as the type of automation of the door, the location of the button or handle, mechanized dampening and the access to the door itself. The best solutions are often sliding automatic doors that open or close with input from a proximity sensor that observes movement in both directions or a single one, opening for an approaching individual. Usually, a sensor placed over the door frame that reacts to oncoming traffic. The doors may slide across or inwards/ outwards, in a more traditional fashion.

Many buildings still do not conform to these requirements. You can clearly note the importance of handicap door systems in providing individuals with disabilities equal access to businesses. Not only will you have a more ethical business organization, but you will also increase your client or customer base, and subsequently your business, by being more inclusive.

Our team at Pro Locksmiths understands the drive towards inclusivity. We offer high tech automatic sliding doors with a variety of features like air-lock and access control. Our doors are ubiquitous and are suitable for establishments ranging from offices to hotels to urgent care clinics. Our professionals are well trained and experienced in installing and maintaining automatic doors. We also offer our customers free consultations regarding their security with an automatic door in their establishment, even though the door was not installed by us or purchased from our showroom! We guarantee our customers with the best automatic door hardware and prompt service deployment. Our doors and the accompanying mechanisms are highly durable while being aesthetically pleasing. Lastly, our 24-hour emergency line is here to help you in case of any urgent requirements.

Our team is here to consult and guide you through your residential or commercial security solutions. Please give us a call at 416-488-2111 or email us at Let us know your requirements and we will immediately provide you with a free quote!

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