Milgard Windows & Doors received the International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America for its SmartTouch patio door handle.

According to the company, the patent-pending handle was designed to engage with one-touch operation when opening and closing.

SmartTouch also been recognized with the Ease of Use Commendation by the Arthritis Foundation.


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  1. It is great to finally hear of a window and door company that is addressing the issue of ergonomics in relation to people with poor dexterity. Until now, it has been hard for people with limited mobility to operate windows and doors on their own. Embracing the principles of Universal Design (which advocates for products and buildings to be more usable by a wider segment of the population) is key to addressing this issue. Milgard’s efforts in this regard are certainly a step in the right direction.

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