Every public space should be accessible to people with a disability. That’s why we created the Australian first range of DDA accessible lockers and accessories and our guide to creating DDA compliant locker spaces that meet the human needs of people with disabilities.
Every public space or facility should be accessible to people with disabilities. It’s one of the most fundamental of human rights – equal access for all. The federal Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992 provides protection for everyone in Australia against discrimination based on disability. In practice, the law applies in all areas of public life, including access to public premises. When we build spaces, the Disability Discrimination Act comes into play to ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
The DDA defines a person with a disability as someone who has ‘a physical and/or mental impairment that has a large and long-term negative effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’. It’s a broad definition and one that ensures protection for everyone with a disability.
To be DDA compliant, our lockers have speciﬁc reach, depth and height dimensions. Making them functional for people with a physical disability. Our DDA range is not only for wheelchair users. Each product is also designed for walking frame users, people with low mobility or dexterity and people who are vision impaired.
Through collaboration with accessibility consultants Equal Access, we’ve developed a new product range that is DDA compliant and meets the human needs of those with disabilities. Our range includes lockers, locks, signage, accessories, and seating.