Grocery Self Checkout & Accessibility by Food Institute. Includes comments from Toshiba, Storm Interface and also Kiosk Association. One distinction that we like to make is that self-checkout at grocery stores is closely aligned with Point of Sale terminals and in fact are truly just hybrid customer-facing POS terminals or platforms. You can see on the Toshiba site… Read More »
ADA Kiosk – Updates for Kiosk Industry 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 Working Group for Kiosk Industry Group. #1 — New add-on for POS and ADA compliance from Taylor Stands. Detachable POS with tether… Read More »
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 »
Regulatory News July 2022 Kiosk News AP News and PR Newswire DENVER, Colo., July 18, 2022 (— U.S. Access Board next session to include EV Charging Stations, Kiosks, Information Transaction Machines and POS. Canada’s CSA Group is working on new guidelines, says the Kiosk Association (KMA). Point-of-Sale is likely to center on physical access by customers and audio?… Read More »
ADA Accessibility Kiosk Series 2021 – Website Lawsuits Title III Craig Keefner, editor April Update — Court rules grocery store’s inaccessible website isn’t an ADA violation — The Winn-Dixie website isn’t accessible for blind users with screen readers. The two-judge majority placed a lot of weight on the fact that the ADA only applies to physical spaces. In… Read More »
Kiosk Association June – ADA Self-Service & EV Charging Stations Contact: [email protected] This month we’ve launched a new clearinghouse for EV Charging Stations (https://ev-charging.stations.org). EV charging infrastructure now has significant funding from the NEVI Infrastructure Act. Funds will be released before the end of 2022. Existing ADA regulations such as ADA 2010 and Section 508 apply. We have a complete… Read More »
ADA Kiosk Update — ADA Legal Consequences See our Legal News for the latest developments in law. Original story — Article from TPGi (aka Vispero) on historical legal implications of non-compliance with accessibility. Predominantly it is a lack of accessibility for the blind which triggers the legal action and the plaintiffs checklist seems to be April 2021 Update… Read More »
Coming Up May 19th From PRNewswire NEWS PROVIDED BY Kiosk Manufacturer Association May 13, 2021, 17:06 ET DENVER, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Access Board will host panel discussions on self-service transaction machines (SSTMs), including point-of-sales machines & ticket kiosks, at its next virtual Board meeting on May 19 from 1:00 – 3:15 (ET). The Association is participating as a panelist. One panel is… Read More »
SSTM News – U.S. Access Board to Host Panel Discussions on Self-Service Transaction Machines (May 19) The U.S. Access Board will host panel discussions on access to self-service transaction machines (SSTMs), including point-of-sales machines and ticket kiosks, as part of its next virtual Board meeting on May 19 from 1:00 – 3:15 (ET). One panel will include representatives from advocacy organizations who will discuss usability issues and accessibility barriers. Another panel will address efforts by… Read More »
PRNewswire press release by the Kiosk Association on open video conference next week with U.S. Access Board Public Welcome – U.S. Access Board Panel Discussion on SSTMs The U.S. Access Board will host panel discussions on self-service transaction machines (SSTMs), including point-of-sales machines & ticket kiosks, at its next virtual Board meeting on May 19 from 1:00 – 3:15 (ET). The Association is participating… Read More »
Countertop Kiosk ADA-equipped Standard Configuration We were cruising the internet and took a look at one of the standard kiosk model being offered by American Kiosks. AK is headed up by Eric Nebola and Tucker Lightsey. Some of you will remember Dan Berry who is one of the reps there. We couldn’t help but notice that the stock… Read More »
ADA Kiosk Checklist per KMA Code of Practice Update April 10 — Noted at recent U.S. Access Board ADA call — clarification and addition of standards in regards to EV charging stations is anticipated in the next rulemaking session about to commence. April 2022 original publish. Dec28, 2021 updated — Current updated page located at the Kiosk Association… Read More »
Ensuring an Accessible Kiosk Experience 10.31.2019 By Laura Boniello Miller of Vispero Editors Note: Worth noting the image shows QSR self order kiosk by Olea Kiosks and you can see the Audio Nav pad by Storm Devices integrated. Restaurants are increasingly reliant on self-service technology to improve the customer experience. From handheld or desktop tablets used to collect… Read More »
ADA Kiosk Access Webinar – Example Storm AudioNav The U.S. Access Board conducted a recent webinar with the focus being kiosks. Below are some of the more interesting areas. This webinar is part of a series showcasing “Best Practices in Federal Section 508 Implementation.” Other presentations can be viewed at: www.adaconferences.org and www.fedlink.org/allqual/resource-shared-webinars.cfm A best practice is a… Read More »
The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take placeSeptember 27 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and will cover accessibility to electronic and information technology, assistive technologies, and reasonable accommodations.
The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to electronic and information technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board.
Sept 13, 2017 — The U.S. Access Board recently updated the 508 requirements for accessible ICT (information and communication technology) in the Federal space. This is their “press release”. About the Update of the Section 508 Standards and Section 255 Guidelines for Information and Communication Technology On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board published afinal rule updating accessibility requirements… Read More »
Kiosk Voice response promises to add new interactivity for self-service devices how do kiosks help people with speech needs? When we think of interactive kiosks, what typically comes to mind is the touch-enabled displays that are a nearly ubiquitous component of today’s self-service devices. Trained in part by the tap, pinch and swipe actions that are the main… Read More »
From Kiosk Association kma.global site March 2021 Update for Europe ADA New draft changes went in 3/19/2021 – release is imminent of 1.1.2 updated. We thought it a good time to bring this back into focus for the self-service community. What is Europe ADA EN 301 549 “Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services… Read More »
This is a catchup post of Marriott Kiosks Reported on Retail Systems Hospitality Update – Hotel Lobbies and Marriott Contactless Arrival Kiosks By Retail Systems | April 16, 2021 Contactless Arrival Kiosks Marriott Arrival Kiosk – click for full size From Hospitality Upgrade — Marriott Delivers on Consumer Desire for Enhanced Contactless Technology Marriott International, Inc. announced the debut of a pilot program… Read More »
Justice Department Files Statement of Interest in Lawsuit Regarding Self-Service Kiosks in Health Care Setting Editors Note: thanks to Nicky for spotting this early and sending it to me. This is interesting on several levels but the main one for us is that the lack of concierge or assistance is detailed. A variant of this for PCI regulations is the… Read More »
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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 »
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 »
Animations on the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards that the Board posted to its website in April are now available for download as well. These animations, which are part of an online guide on the standards, address wheelchair maneuvering, doors and entrances, and accessible toilet and bathing facilities. Source: www.access-board.gov The online guides also include illustrated technical bulletins that… Read More »
Meeting the ADA Kiosk compliance challenge Article from KioskMarketplace July 2014 For Greg Buzek, president of Franklin, Tennessee-based research firm IHL Group, ADA compliance makes good business sense for kiosk operators. “Understanding your customers means being able to accommodate all of them,” Buzek said. “This is particularly true whenever kiosk are deployed in stores. Retailers lose $435 billion… Read More »