Gensler designed a Single-Motion Unlocking Door Pull, where sliding, pushing, or pulling the door open from the inside simultaneously releases the bolt and thumbturn. Conceived with a patented activation bar and latching system, available in full height and 10” ADA clearance models, and applicable to virtually any demountable partition system, it’s life safety hardware that facilitates simpler, quicker exiting.
Combining two functions in one, the product is beholden to universal design principles, which strive for a consistent user experience among all groups. The 20” long activation bar makes precise contact less of a requisite due to its extended dimension. It’s accessible to both standing and seated individuals of different heights for equitable use. And it’s intuitive in its operation and flexible in its interface. Not only can the bar be actuated by right- and left-handed users, but hands aren’t even required; wrists, elbows, and shoulders work just as well, keeping fingers and palms free and clean.