Category Archives: ADA

ADA and Kiosks

Kiosk ADA Accessibility Resources & ADA Compliance


Regulatory agencies have a profound effect on the business of self-service. The kiosk manufacturer association (KMA) monitors kiosk and self-service ADA, Accessibility and the development & implementation of regulatory bodies and, where possible, we participate in the regulatory process by educating and informing agencies regarding our members & businesses.

COVID Kiosk Catalog – Temperature Kiosks and Automatic Sanitizers Dispensers

Kiosk Worker Catalog Multi-Vendor Westminster, CO September 2020 — The Kiosk Association (KMA) is proud to announce the first multi-vendor kiosk solution catalog for COVID-related kiosk “worker” solutions. Over twenty different solutions related to COVID, Temperature Scanning, CDC Health Screening, Automatic Hand Sanitizers, software, ADA consulting and services are available for purchase. CAKCEK, our authorized distributor, has been… Read More »

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Putting the Revised 508 Standards into Practice for Procurement

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar:   Section 508 Webinars — The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place May 29 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and cover strategies for meeting the updated 508 Standards in federal procurements. Presenters from the General Services Administration (GSA) will review available tools and resources, such as an Applicability Checklist on the… Read More »

FMagazine Fall 2019 – Accessible Kiosks, Merchandising and Design

 Accessible Kiosks – Fall 2019 FMagazine The best of in-store merchandising, interactive kiosks and store fixtures for brands and retailers nationwide. The FMagazine Fall 2019 issue includes articles on: How self-service kiosks will shape the future of grocery Making kiosks accessible for everyone Merchandising displays – getting the best design without blowing the budget The FMagazine this issue includes… Read More »

JAWS Kiosk

JAWS Kiosk Vispero®, the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to announce an addition to the Vispero family: JAWS Kiosk. A collaboration between The Paciello Group (TPG) and the Freedom Scientific brand (owned by Vispero), JAWS Kiosk is focused on delivering accessible kiosk solutions whether it’s through the incorporation of Freedom Scientific’s industry-leading… Read More »

JAWS Accessibility Kiosk – Mitigate Your Website Liability

From the THEPACIELLOGROUP website and Matt Ater  — March 2020 Editors Note:  It is a fact that more than ever before companies are relying on the website to service customers.  But are all customers being served?  Liability for accessibility is the #1 concern for corporate websites. Let Vispero help guide you. JAWS Accessibility: Selecting the Correct Input Device… Read More »

Kiosk ADA Checklist – 14 Point Checklist For Accessible Self-Service

As posted on the Kiosk Association website Feb2021 Kiosk ADA 14 Point Checklist General Areas of Discovery and Due Diligence for Review Initial Design Begin your initial design phase with full accessibility accommodated.  You can always do a cost/benefit analysis and compare later to a stripped-down unit with its inherent liability Hardware Spacing — Depth, Clearance, Maneuvering, Protruding… Read More »

Self Service Kiosk FAQ by Frank Mayer & Associates, Inc.

Common FAQ Self-Service Kiosk Questions February 5, 2020 Dave Loyda Full article on site Home » Self-Service Kiosks » Common Self-Service Kiosk Questions Self-service kiosks continue to rise in popularity as a powerful tool benefiting businesses’ customer experience strategies.  With this surge in interest comes more inquiries about everything from payment options to ADA compliance.  Below, we’ve compiled a list of the… Read More »

ADA JAWS Accessibility Software – Gold Sponsor – Vispero – Kiosk Consultant

Welcome to Vispero Vispero is the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. Although officially formed in 2016, our brands Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision, Optelec, and The Paciello Group, share a long, rich history as industry leaders dating back to 1975. Watch Video We develop and deliver innovative solutions that enable blind and low vision individuals… Read More »

Android Kiosk Software Supports ADA Assistive Technology

NEW to KioWare for Android – Support Added for Storm Assistive Technology Products “Accessibility should be a strong consideration for any kiosk deployment. With this release, both KioWare for Windows and KioWare for Android support the heavily tested and well-respected Storm ATP suite of keypads, keyboards & other accessibility products.”  ~ Laura Miller of KioWare. KioWare has released… Read More »

Kiosk Software Accessibility – New KioWare Zoom Text, EZAccess, and Cash + EMV

Editors Note: New kiosk software release KioWare for Windows (Version 8.7)! New accessibility features are now available (such as ZoomText and JAWS for the visually impaired).  Support for EZ® Access Keypad.  (See upcoming Accessibility Seminar). Also added are a number of new devices, including an EMV compliant option using the Elavon processor via the OTI Trio (see UCP).… Read More »

UNITED AIRLINES OBTAINS EZ ACCESS® CERTIFICATION FOR NEW SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS TO BETTER ENSURE ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL CUSTOMERS

Editors Note: We think this integration was “backed out” and replaced since the announcement. MADISON, WI  –  United Airlines has incorporated EZ Access® technologies into their new self-service kiosks to better ensure that the kiosks are accessible to all travelers. According to Jaymes Todero, United’s eCommerce Product Manager, “United strives to be an industry leader and a big part of… Read More »

Kiosk Association (KMA) Announces New ADA Accessibility and EMV Initiatives

PR Newswire Feb 2021 —  DENVER, Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Association announces initiatives for Kiosk EMV and Kiosk ADA EMV Initiative — As a Participating Organization with the PCI SSC, KMA encourages deployment of EMV devices (PCI certified) for CATs (Cardholder Activated Terminals). The problem has been companies attempting to try and reposition web non-EMV shopping carts into… Read More »

Storm Interface – ADA Accessibility – – NavBar Software and Configuration

Storm Interface Accessibility NavBar NavPad Here are some quick notes on configuring Storm Interface products. The functionality of the Nav-Bar is the same as that for all of Storm’s ATP products. It enumerates as a combined HID/audio device, so no special drivers or software is required. Connection to the host system is via a single USB cable. When… Read More »

Temperature Kiosk – COVID-19 Screening Solution From Kiosk Group – Full CDC Compliance and Accurate

Checkpoint COVID-19 Health Screening Kiosk Reopening during the COVID-19 “new normal” brings a unique set of challenges for employers, starting with how to keep your employees and visitors safe. The Center for Disease Control’s current guidelines recommend that employers should offer daily health screening checks before allowing entry into a facility. Daily Proof of Screening Kiosk Group’s CheckPoint… Read More »

Kiosk ADA Accessibility Guidelines – August 2020 KMA Framework Available for Purchase

Guidelines Kiosk ADA Accessibility – August 2020   Too often when projects requirements are detailed, ADA and accessibility considerations are often reduced to the simple phrase, “Must be ADA compliant”.  This statement is open to definition and inevitably results in range of bids with widely different ADA “compliance”. The Kiosk Manufacturer Association has looked at the various ADA… Read More »

ADA Kiosk – UX for Disabled Webinar from Paciello Group April 25

UX for Disabled Webinar from Paciello Group April 25 ADA kiosk question. How do you move from technical accessibility compliance to creating engaging, effective digital experiences for people with disabilities? One very successful way is to involve people with disabilities in User Experience (UX) activities throughout the lifecycle of a design and development project. But there can be… Read More »

Press Release – Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) Announces New Accessibility Committee Chairpersons

From PRNewswire March 2020 WESTMINSTER, Colo., March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Manufacturer Association aka KMA announces our new ADA and Accessibility Chairpersons.  Serving as co-chairpersons for our committee is Randy Amundson of Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. and Mr. Peter Jarvis of Storm Interface.  Randy is one of our founding chairpersons and is continuing in his support of KMA and ADA. Peter is a charter sponsor of… Read More »

CSUN 2020 Conference – Kiosks Assistive Technology

CSUN 2020 Conference – Kiosks From CSUN website Feb 2020 KMA at CSUN This March 11th-13th, Vispero will be leading multiple presentations on kiosk accessibility at CSUN’s Annual Accessibility Conference being held in Anaheim, CA. Vispero’s Vice President and subject matter expert Matt Ater, will lead a panel of kiosk accessibility experts on “Lessons Learned from Developing Accessible Kiosks”. The… Read More »

Accessible Kiosk Experience by Vispero

Excerpt News from cutting edge of accessibility and Freedom Scientific blog Jul2020 by Elizabeth Whitaker — Nice blog article by Freedom Scientific along with a video demonstrating the use of JAWS kiosks software. Here is highlight of the article of JAWS kiosk and its features. Providing accessibility functions to your entire user group be it customers at a kiosk,… Read More »

Pursuant Health kiosks for Diabetes to offer Risk Test – CDR – Chain Drug Review

Pursuant Health’s national, in-store health kiosk network will begin connecting consumers to the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Risk Test.

Source: www.chaindrugreview.com

Pursuant Health said the ADA’s test, which helps build public awareness of the risks for type 2 diabetes, will be available through its more than 3,600 health kiosks in retail pharmacy locations, including such chains as Walmart and Safeway. Plans call for Pursuant’s kiosks to offer the test for three years, starting in November recognition of American Diabetes Month.

ADA Kiosk Webinar – Upcoming webinar on hardware Section 508

ADA Kiosk Webinar   The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place July 25from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and review requirements for hardware, including mobile devices, in the updated Section 508 Standards that the U.S. Access Board published in January. Presenters will cover requirements for operable parts, technologies with two-way voice communication, devices with display… Read More »

Self-Service Kiosk Association Board of Directors 2018

Self-Service Kiosk Manufacturer Association Board of Directors 2018 The Kiosk Manufacturer Association for Self-Service leads efforts to optimize self-service engagements & outcomes with retail technology such as self-serve order kiosks. PR Newswire link. Kiosk Industry Group Association  EASTLAKE, Colo., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Industry Association announces its Board of Directors for 2018. 17 companies serve in this capacity and… Read More »

Whitepaper – ADA kiosk, POS Terminal & Walmart

Whitepaper on ADA Kiosk, POS Terminal and Walmart [Editor Note]  Thanks to Steve Taylor of Taylor Stands for the following information. Recently Walmart had a ruling in California go against it in the case of improper ADA access for its self-checkout terminals.  Here is part of the argument which settled the case.  Walmart settled the case but we of… Read More »

Disabled Access – How Self-Service Kiosks Can Help Hotels, Restaurants Better Serve the Disabled

Self-Service Kiosks for Hotels, Restaurants Article on Hospitality Tech by Vispero Feb 2020 By Laura Boniello Miller, Corporate Business Development Manager for the JAWS Kiosk program at Vispero, parent company of The Paciello Group – 02/26/2020 People with disabilities travel and dine out just like everyone else. Research conducted by the Open Doors Organization in 2015 found that… Read More »

AudioEye and Duda Launch First Digital Accessibility Partnership for Large-Scale CMS

Partnership enables more than 500,000 website customers to easily and affordably achieve legal compliance for digital accessibility TUCSON, Ariz., January 21, 2020 — AudioEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEYE), an industry-leading software solution delivering website accessibility compliance to businesses of all sizes, has announced a partnership with Duda, the leading web design platform for companies that offer web design services to small businesses. WCAG Conformance… Read More »

Jaws Kiosk – Vispero Storm Collaborate on Accessible Kiosk Solution

Vispero And Storm Interface Collaborate To Provide Accessible Interactive Kiosk Solution December 4, 2019 CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 4, 2019  — Vispero, the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to share news of a partnership between Vispero and Storm Interface, combining the JAWS® screen reader with Storm’s assistive technology products to create the most accessible kiosk experience for users… Read More »

Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) Announces Research Panel, MCR and NRF

Press release BusinessWire Dec 13, 2019 December 13, 2019 04:00 AM Mountain Standard Time WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KMA’s ADA & Accessibility Research Panel serves as an ongoing feedback mechanism between KMA and the community. We invite companies interested in accessibility, associations dedicated to accessibility as well as users who are blind or partially sighted to join and share insights… Read More »

Join Our Accessibility Research Panel

Join Our ADA Research Panel KMA’s Accessibility Research Panel serves as an ongoing feedback mechanism between KMA and the community. We invite companies interested in accessibility, associations dedicated to accessibility as well as users who are blind or partially sighted are invited to join and share insights and opinions on accessible technology and more through focus groups, online… Read More »