From APnews and also PRNewswire Feb 2022
Kiosk Association (KMA) Releases Articles of Organization
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — February Self-Service News: KMA is pleased to announce our Articles of Organization. The document is now available on the kma.global website. “This is another step towards strengthening the association and providing an even more effective accessibility and ADA direction for the Association,” said Craig Keefner, manager.
On Feb 16, 2022 we had our quarterly call with over 50 participants. Topics included the upcoming rulemaking session scheduled to begin in April, industry-wide certification options and POS terminals. The newly appointed eight members of the U.S. Access Board will be introduced at the March 9th meeting.
This month we published the leading article by attorney Lainey Feingold, Kiosk Accessibility – It’s The Law — Lainey is an expert at structured negotiation. We added Marsha Mazz & David Capozzi as new honorary members of the Hall of Fame. And finally, the Senate has formed a commission to modernize HIPAA.
And new technology like Smart City deployments and EV Charging Stations (new ones at Walgreens) are using blanket statement “units are ADA-compliant”. It would help if those items were documented. There are also data privacy issues and the revenue potential for selling personal data.
Kiosk Association Tech Highlight This Month
Lidar — the new Grabango C-Store deployment continues the trend for ultimate contactless. 340 convenience stores and we can assume it’s lidar-based. Nourish-Bloom in Georgia is using the same lidar technology as well. It’s the new “just walk in — just walk out” shopping model.
Kiosk Association Coming Events
Our next in-person event is in Chicago May 21st and the National Restaurant Association show. We are booth 6576 in the Tech Pavilion next to Epson and SpotOn.