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Members of KMA have a strong interest in standards like ADA, EMV, HIPAA, UL, and many more.  We have an ADA committee with an ADA Working Group and we work towards being a standards-based association. We meet and communicate with the U.S. Access Board in Washington annually and review all types of the newest accessibility devices.

Our initial mission is to:

Clarify the many existing published standards, both U.S. and International as they pertain to self-service. We also help provide a self-service framework for new accessibility options such as Voice Command.

ADA and Accessibility Summary

Our Accessibility and ADA working group has five components/audiences.

    1. Our +30 main sponsors who provide hardware, software and services to the self-service market. Includes kiosk manufacturers, software and application companies and more.
    2. Accessibility and ADA Committee – 12 members
    3. Members and market participant listing – 400 members
    4. On the Deployer side we have over 40 participants. Companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, YUM Foods, Apple, Whole Foods and the New York Mets paticipate and provide a sounding board for us to get perspective on accessibility. If you are deployer and are available to participate contact Craig Keefner, Manager of KMA.
    5. We also post our Accessibility and ADA related information to multiple professional LinkedIn Groups such as Healthcare, Retail, Financial, Transportation, Fast Food, Telehealth and more with total audience of over 1.5 million.

Kiosk ADA — Call for Comments on Voting Kiosks

See KMA.Global post NIST Seeks Public Comment on Recommendations The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests public comments on the Draft of Promoting Access to Voting: Recommendations for Addressing Barriers to Private and Independent Voting for People with Disabilities. Under Executive Order 14019 on Promoting Access to Voting, NIST is directed to identify barriers to private and independent voting for… Read More »

KMA Kiosk Association Quarterly Call Wrapup

See post on KMA.global We held our quarterly call via Teams October 28th. In attendance: Access Board The NFB The Lighthouse for the BLind American Council of the Blind Open Doors Goldstein & Levy William Goren Associates KioWare KIOSK Information Systems Pyramid Computer Vispero Kiosk Group Tech For All Storm Interface Dynatouch Dolphin Computer Access NCR Frank Mayer… Read More »

Kiosk ADA Checklist – 14 Point Checklist For Accessible Self-Service – Code of Practice

As posted on the Kiosk Association website Feb2021 Kiosk ADA 14 Point Checklist – Code of Practice 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 —… Read More »

ADA Kiosk Checklist – 12 Point ADA, Accessibility and PCI = Code of Practice

ADA Kiosk Checklist from Code of Practice Current updated page located at the Kiosk Association KMA March 2021 —  It also includes 4 different images from US Access Board on different reach parameters and distances that need to be observed. To be sure this is only the top-level “first things first” list.  Suits are generally initiated by blind… Read More »

Interactive Kiosk Market Research Report – Kiosk Association

Interactive Kiosk Report From PRNewswire March 2021 — New 2021 Interactive Kiosk Market Research Report Released DENVER, March 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Association announces the release “U.S. Self-Service Kiosks” market research report. 134 pages and 34 graphics covering Market Drivers for the unattended self-service kiosk market. For purposes of kiosk and interactive signage markets, the ATM, Vending and hybrid… Read More »

McDonald’s Kiosk News – Delivering More Accessible With Storm

McDonald’s Kiosk Accessibility News In Brief Public announcement by McDonald’s they are intent on addressing accessibility AudioNav selected by McDonald’s More specific details on an implementation schedule, company-owned versus franchisees, new kiosk versus existing kiosks expected prior to NRF 2022 which at the KMA Booth 1606 Storm will be showing the latest in accessibility technology. Worth noting that… Read More »

Accessibility kiosk news — M-Enabling Summit Arlington in October

Kiosk Accessibility News See m-enabling website — The Kiosk Manufacturer Association is an exhibitor and sponsor for the upcoming Summit. In Brief Keynote — Sachin Dev Pavithran, Ph.D. Executive Director U.S. Access Board Sponsors – Google, AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, Amazon, HP and KMA Health Protocols — GREEN (exceeds CDC) Expected attendees –  250 to 500 high level attendees… Read More »

ADA Kiosk News – FAR Council Finally Incorporates Revised Section 508

ADA Kiosk News Full text on kma.global – Sep13 Excerpt: This update to the FAR includes several key changes to ensure that federal agencies comply with Section 508 in their acquisitions of ICT. One change requires agencies to specifically identify which ICT accessibility standards are applicable to a procurement. Another change requires federal agencies to document in writing… Read More »

ADA Kiosk Access Webinar U.S. Access Board March 2021 Wrap

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 »

ADA Kiosk 2021 Update — Kiosk Lawsuits — Reasons To Be Accessible

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 »

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 »

ADA Kiosk Seminar on Three A’s – Access, Assist and Accommodate-

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.

Source: www.ada-kiosk.com

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.

Marriott Check-In Kiosks – Accessibility Functions Included by Storm

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 »

ADA Kiosk – High Level Overview of Rule Making 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 Event SSTM – Self-Service Transaction Machine Discussions Hosted by U.S. Access Board

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 research and industry to improve access to SSTMs. The public is welcome to… Read More »

NRF Big Show Kiosks – See Kiosk Manufacturer Association at NRF Trade Show in NY

Press release originally published on Newswire KMA Kiosk Manufacturer Association Booth at NRF 1725 See Kiosk Association at booth 1725 with top-tier kiosk software and kiosk enclosure companies from around the world. Come and visit 1725! PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: JAN 8, 2019 07:00 MST WESTMINSTER, Colo., January 8, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Come and meet the Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) at NRF… Read More »

Kiosk Interactivity Redefined – Kiosk Voice Recognition and Voice Command

Voice response promises to add a 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 »

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 Accessibility Patient Kiosks

Read full article at Paciello Group March 2020 Healthcare kiosks are, now more than ever, a valuable tool for serving more patients without the need for up close staff interaction. They can be used for checking in patients and gathering symptom information for efficient triage purposes. They can also be used to measure patient blood pressure or heart… Read More »

Speech Command Hardware for Self-Service by Storm Interface Announced

Storm-Interface News Link – Self Service Terminals with voice recording, voice recognition or speech command features are now deployed in public locations. However, this has raised concerns about privacy and led to calls for the government to review privacy regulations. The presence of any active (recording) microphone must be immediately obvious to anyone within recording range. It may… Read More »

Advocates for the Blind Sue Over Wi-Fi Kiosks

New York City’s public Wi-Fi kiosks aren’t sufficiently accessible to blind people, according to claims made in a lawsuit filed Thursday by attorneys representing advocates for the disabled.

Source: www.wsj.com

The kiosks include Braille labels next to a 911 button and a headphone jack. The kiosk’s touch-screen tablet is also at a level so that those in a wheelchair are able to use it, according to a CityBridge spokesman.

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Mindy Jacobsen, a 65-year-old Brooklyn resident, is one of three blind residents suing the city. Last week, Ms. Jacobsen, who teaches technology courses in Manhattan, said she plugged her headphones into a kiosk on Eighth Avenue, hoping to use it for directions. But the maps feature was on the touch screen, which Ms. Jacobsen couldn’t use.

 

A 911 call can only be placed when an on-screen prompt is pressed.

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 »

Meeting the ADA compliance challenge

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 »

Web Accessibility – The Paciello Group Announces Rebranding, Changes Name to TPGi

From the new TPGi website Feb 2021 — The Paciello Group is now rebranded as TPG Interactive or TPGi.  TPGi is a division of Vispero.  We note that TPGi is one of the contributors to WCAG 3.0 and is the top tier in accessibility testing and guidance. With the proliferation of web and mobile ordering, accessibility is more… 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 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 »

Web Accessibility – WCAG 3.0 Working Draft Released by W3C

WCAG 3.0 Working Draft Released by W3C Editors Note — With the non-negotiable requirements for web access for customers to order, the “website” has taken on even more importance and is now a critical component of company success. Getting sued for a lack of accessibility is not one of the outcomes you want.  Complicate matters with which platform… 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 »

ADA Accessibility and Self-Service For All

Touchscreen-based self-service technology is changing the way we do business, but one of the key challenges to widespread adoption is finding a way to make that technology useable by everyone. Self-Service For All – ADA Kiosk By Richard Slawsky contributor Interactive touchscreens are quickly becoming a key player in the kiosk world. Businesses ranging from fast-casual restaurants to… Read More »

Remembering the ADA legacy of President Bush

With the passing of the 41st president, it’s worth remembering what may be his signature achievement. Richard Slawsky is an Educator and freelance writer, specializing in the digital signage and kiosk industries.Louisville, Kentucky Area The death of former president George H.W. Bush Nov. 30 at age 94 prompted a host of reminiscing in the media. Bush’s passing, many wrote, was… Read More »

Kiosk Manufacturer Association News – ADA Committee Chairpersons for KMA Announced

Kiosk Manufacturer Association with ADA, NRF, and Emergency Kiosk updates PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: OCT 8, 2018 05:00 MDT EASTLAKE, Colo., October 8, 2018 (Newswire.com) – The Kiosk Manufacturer Association (aka KMA) is pleased to announce the appointments of inaugural Chairpersons for the ADA and Accessibility Committee. Laura Miller of KioWare (https://kioware.com) and Randy Amundson of Frank Mayer, Inc. (https://frankmayer.com) have… Read More »