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Im asking for our office building to place a keypad lock on

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I'm asking for our office building to place a keypad lock on a first floor bathroom. Is that ADA compliant?

Thank you for your question. I will need to do some research to find the answer to this. Please be patient and I email you back with some information.


Is this a bathroom which is a public bathroom, or is it a private bathroom that belongs to a single tenant in the office building?

Also, is it the only bathroom on the floor?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It is the only first floor bathroom in a downtown Austin office building.

The ADA only requires that the bathroom be accessible, meaning that a person can use the lock and open the door with one hand.

So locking the door would not be a problem. However, a person who is legally in the building is entitled to have access to the restroom.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Follow up: Does giving them the code at the security station suffice?

Yes. That works just fine.
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