The installation of a MLAK (Master Keyed Accessible Locking) system will provide increased privacy and security for individuals with disabilities who use the accessible bathroom, while also preventing misuse of the facility.
The installation of a MLAK system will bring the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre into compliance with building codes and accessibility regulations that require accessible restrooms to be locked for privacy and security. This is also in line with the City's commitment to provide support and accommodation for people with disabilities in the community.
• Increased privacy and security for individuals with disabilities: MLAK locks provide individuals with disabilities with a private and secure space to use the restroom.
• Prevention of misuse: MLAK key ensures that the accessible bathroom is only accessible to those who need it.
• Control and management of access: Building management or staff can use a master key to access the toilet, allowing them to monitor and maintain the facility.
• Flexibility: MLAK locks can be easily rekeyed or replaced as needed, making it easy to manage access for different users or groups.
• Compliance with regulations: MLAK locks can help ensure compliance with building codes and accessibility regulations that require accessible restrooms to be locked for privacy and security.
Eligibility is restricted to people who have a disability or have written authority from one of the following:
• a doctor
• a disability organisation
• community health centre
• the owner or management of a building with an accessible toilet on site
How to obtain a key?
Keys are available from the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre tenants.
Alternatively, people with a disability are able to purchase an MLAK key for $25, that will open all doors, toilets, playground equipment and other facilities fitted with a lock that uses the special MLAK cylinder. Order your own key.
Installation is scheduled for Monday 18 December 2023.
Find out more about the MLAK System