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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.

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.

The Kiosk Manufacturer Association has looked at the various ADA regulations in the marketplace and distilled the “kiosk applicable” regulations.  There are actually two sets the KMA provides. The first are the current Mandatory requirements as reviewed by KMA with the U.S. Access Board.  The second is code of practice going forward with includes newer technologies such as voice command.

The fast reference for kiosks is our ADA Kiosk Checklist. Twenty questions you should ask yourself when planning a kiosk deployment.  Ad hoc questions regarding ADA are also covered in our Kiosks ADA FAQ.

For EV charging infrastructure the latest Design Guidelines by the U.S. Access Board are a must read.  We expect ANPRM in August and then the comments period before codification later this year. And not only EV infrastructure but also Kiosks and POS.

Recommended ADA Resources

  • Vispero – The Paciello Group (part of Vispero): The Paciello Group (TPG) is a world-class accessibility consultancy with a reputation for excellence. TPG helps clients achieve end-to-end accessibility for both software and hardware, including accessibility reviews and VPATs.
  • A primary source of ADA devices for accessibility is Storm Interface. They also make rugged keyboards and other input devices.  Storm also produced a very informative paper on Pin Pad Accessibility. — Accessibility – Implications on Keypad Design by Steve Greenaway
  • Tech For All Consulting –  Making Technology Accessible for Everyone. Experts in evaluation and universal design. Specialists in ADA and Accessibility.
  • YourDolphin Supernova kiosk software —
  • MimoMonitors – along with all types of touchscreens, Mimo also offers a haptic touchscreen for accessibility

JAWS Kiosk® awarded Judge’s Choice Award Improving Travel Experience

JAWS Kiosk Screen Reader Software Recognized by Travel Industry From TPGi Blog Apr2021 — JAWS Kiosk awarded Judge’s Choice Award (first place) at this year’s TravelAbility Summit Launchpad event held on April 1, 2021. The JAWS Kiosk screen reader solution earned high praise for criteria such as articulation of a problem and solution, enhancing the travel experience for… Read More »

JAWS Kiosk Screenreader Comes to Penn State Food Service

Penn State Partners with TPGi® to Make Food Service Kiosks Accessible for Blind and Low-Vision Users CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Penn State has partnered with TPGi®, a Vispero® company and global leader in accessibility software and services, to assist in providing students and faculty with more accessible food service kiosks. Recognizing that screen readers needed to be implemented into its current… Read More »

McDonald’s Kiosks and National Federation of the Blind Collaborate

From the NFB May 2021 Editors Note:  McDonald’s owns about 5% of its nearly 14,000 domestic locations and the remainder are franchised. McDonald’s has more than 39,000 locations worldwide.  Blind Americans Commend McDonald’s for Commitment to Accessibility Baltimore, Maryland (May 2021): The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, and McDonald’s USA announce… Read More »

McDonalds Kiosk ADA – Walkthru Video NFB

McDonalds Kiosk Accessibility Jan2022 Update McDonalds has taken the lead in testing and evaluating at large scale providing accessibility features for the blind. One of the improvements is by adding in a screen reader (JAWS Kiosk by Vispero) and coupling that with Storm Interface AudioNav assistive technology. Providing accessibility to every user group has taken on an even… Read More »

ADA News – EZ Access® trademark Licensed by Assistra Technologies

ADA News – EZ Access® trademark Licensed by Assistra Technologies MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has executed an exclusive license agreement with Assistra Technologies, LLC, covering a portfolio of patents and trademarks relating to disability access systems for self-service kiosks, touch screen systems, and similar devices.  The patents included in the license cover a variety of aspects… Read More »

HIMSS 2023 Self Service and Accessibility on Display in Booth 7431

HIMSS 2023, Booth 7431 – Making Technology Accessible Storm Interface are pleased to announce their participation at this year’s HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, the most influential health information technology event of the year. All self-service applications must be compliant with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and those designed for use in medical related situations are… 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 ADA Checklist – 14 Point Accessibility Checklist

As posted on the Kiosk Association website Feb2021 Kiosk ADA Checklist 14 point – Code of Practice General Areas of Discovery and Due Diligence for Kiosk ADA Checklist Review Kiosk ADA Checklist 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… Read More »

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology for Unattended Assistive technology refers to a wide range of tools and services that help people with disabilities live more independently and participate fully in society. Some of the most common types of assistive technology include: Braille: Braille is a tactile writing system that uses raised dots to represent letters and numbers. It is used by people who… Read More »

ADA Accessibility Kiosk Legal Actions

ADA Accessibility Kiosk Legal Action This page on legal actions in self-service and related is a running log with personal commentary on legal, privacy and patent situations which impact unattended self-service.  We keep track of legal news that affects the unattended self-service market.  One of the best articles to monitor is Kiosk Accessibility: The Law is Paying Attention… Read More »

KMA 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 »

ADA Point of Sale – Update from Kiosk Industry

ADA POS – Updates for Kiosk Industry December 2023 —  Looks like the release of guidance on point of sale by U.S. Access Board is going to be next spring We have some updates for ADA and kiosks. Add-on for Verifone POS Tactile “bumps” Tax incentives for ADA (deductions and credits) US Access Board meeting for January ADA… Read More »

ADA Kiosk News – RNIB Testing Confirms Compliance with ADA Requirements

RNIB Testing Confirms Compliance with ADA Requirements With so much conflicting information about what manufacturers should do to ensure compliance with ADA, Storm Interface approached the RNIB for guidance and confirmation of conformance. The Royal National Institute for Blind People provide laboratory testing and accreditation services to the World Blind Union and are one of the world’s (if… Read More »

ADA Kiosk – Compliance For Restaurants

Reprinted from Webstaurant Store The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, was an important piece of civil rights legislation that was signed in 1990. The law asserts that businesses must take every possible step to allow people with disabilities to enjoy the same products and services that are available to other customers. It also deals with the Equal Employment… 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 »

ADA Kiosk – Closed Functionality (402) Final Rule

The final rule as published in the Federal Register, to the section for “closed functionality” (402) which is the core requirements for a kiosk.   The section for Operable Parts (407) would also be quite important. Table of Contents Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria 301 General 302 Functional Performance Criteria Chapter 4: Hardware 401 General 402 Closed Functionality 403 Biometrics 404… Read More »

Supreme Court Rejects Coca-Cola Case on Vending Machine ADA Compliance

The case, titled Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, was brought by Emmett Magee, a blind man from Louisiana who invoked the ADA in suing Coca Cola because its glass-front vending machines made it impossible for him to know what product he was choosing and at what price. He was thwarted buying soda from vending machines at a hospital and a bus station.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit turned away his claim, ruling that vending machines are “not a physical place open to public access” and therefore don’t fit the definition of “public accommodations” that are required to abide by the ADA. It also said that the hospital and the bus stations were public accommodations and “may very well” bear some responsibility to make vending machines on their premises accessible to the disabled.

Source: www.law.com

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 »

PSA – ADA Webinar for Retail & Restaurants

Retail and Restaurant ADA Guidelines Noted on kma.global The holidays may have passed, but shopping and dining out in the new year continue for many people, including those with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards require retail spaces and restaurants to be accessible, from the accessible route at a site arrival point… Read More »

PSA – ADA Regulations for EV Vehicles, – Assistive Tech

ADA Regulations Update June 2023 June 15, 2023 — New updated dates for US Access Board NPRMs for EV and POS. Also, ANSI has just released their new EV standards, which include ADA considerations.  Thanks to Steve Taylor with TaylorPOS for reminding us of the NPRM dates. Useful reference links: SELF-SERVICE Dec 2023  https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=202304&RIN=3014-AA44 EV NPRM 9/00/23  https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=202304&RIN=3014-AA48… Read More »

ADA Kiosk – Storm Interface and Tech for All Announce Collaboration

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Peter Jarvis Storm Interface Phone: +44 (0)1895 456200 Email: [email protected] London, England. January 2018 Web: www.storm-interface.com Storm Interface and Tech for All build on a shared vision As the ICT sector in the U.S. is challenged to conform with the ADA and other accessibility regulations, two leading experts are collaborating to offer compliant and effective solutions.… 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 »

Self Service Kiosk FAQ

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 »

Kiosk Accessibility Event – M-Enabling Summit

Kiosk Accessibility News AI and Digital Transformation: New Paradigms for Accessibility and Inclusion Strategies Note: Both Tech For All Consulting and TPGi (division of Vispero) are Sponsors for the Summit Join disability advocates, corporations, government agencies, academia, and accessibility executives at the 11th M-Enabling Summit, the leading all-inclusive conference and showcase dedicated to fostering innovations, solutions, and strategies for… Read More »

Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) Announces ADA Committee Co-Chairmen

ADA Kiosk News From Businesswire August 2021 August 18, 2021 03:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KMA is pleased to confirm that Peter Jarvis has accepted a request to continue as Co-Chair of the Accessibility Committee. Working closely with Peter as Co-Chair will be Nicky Shaw of Storm Interface. “Thank you to Randy Amundson of FMA who previously served as… Read More »

Peerless-AV Joins Kiosk Manufacturer Association’s Board of Directors

Peerless-AV Joins Kiosk Manufacturer Association Board of Directors AURORA, Ill. – February 28, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce it has joined the Self-Service Kiosk Association’s Board of Directors for 2018. Peerless-AV joins 16 companies in serving to lead efforts to promote best… Read More »

ADA Kiosks Legal – ACB sues Eatsa

The American Council of the Blind has sued Eatsa, a fast-food chain that uses automated self-service kiosks and ordering apps, over insufficient access, according to a press release. Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national nonprofit legal center, filed

Source: www.fastcasual.com

Its pretty simple providing some access for the blind, doesn’t have to be every single machine. Somebody did not think this thru…

ADA Kiosk Litigation – Retailers

A New Spin on Song-Beverly Act ADA Litigation Against Retailers How much data are you handing over at POS? How much data are you taking/handling?  New litigation in California points also at operative locations for devices which are capturing the data. Excerpt: Retailers operating brick-and-mortar stores in California are likely well aware of the state’s requirements for the collection… Read More »