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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.

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 »

Kiosk Event – Discussions Hosted by U.S. Access Board

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 »

Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) at NRF 2020 Showing Accessible Kiosks

BusinessWire 1/7/2020 January 07, 2020 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Kiosk Manufacturer Association aka KMA is in booth 1703 at the upcoming NRF 2020 Big Show in New York City Jan 12-14. For a preview of KMA kiosk companies at NRF read our NRF 2020 Preview. NRF Booth Information Sponsors participating include Olea Kiosks, KioWare,… 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 »

Blind Marylanders sue Walmart, saying self-serve checkouts violate ADA

Three blind Maryland residents and the National Federation of the Blind are suing Walmart.

Source: www.baltimoresun.com

The plaintiffs are seeking a permanent injunction that would require Walmart to make its self-service kiosks throughout the U.S. accessible to blind customers; a declaration that Walmart has been violating the ADA; and court costs and attorneys’ fees.

 

According to the suit, Morales and Boyd were checking out at a self-service kiosk when Morales handed an employee her debit card and instructed the employee to enter her pin number on the keypad. She expected to pay about $80 for her items, according to the suit. During the transaction, the screen prompted the users to take money from the machine, the suit claims. When Morales and Boyd left the store, they asked a bystander to read the receipt and realized Morales was charged about $120.

 

They re-entered the store and called police, and the $40 was ultimately returned, according to the complaint.

Making Japan Accessible to All RISING NHK WORLD English

Universal design aims to create an environment accessible to all, regardless of age, or linguistic or physical limitations. As Tokyo prepares for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, one venture firm working to make Japan a world leader in this area is led by Toshiya Kakiuchi. Wheelchair bound since childhood due to brittle bone disease, this young entrepreneur provides consulting on facilities and services for the disabled, aiming to change preconceptions and facilitate true hospitality.

Source: www.youtube.com

Very good documentary on Toshiya Kakiuchi and Japan accessibility features. Includes Narita airport and restaurants.

ADA Kiosk News – U.S. Access Board Webinar: Open Question and Answer Session (March 1)

ADA Kiosk News – U.S. Access Board Webinar: Open Question and Answer Session (March 1) The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board‘s free monthly series will take place March 1 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET)and feature an open question-and-answer session. Questions are welcome on any of the Board‘s guidelines or standards, including the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards and new standards for medical… 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.

ADA Kiosk – Kiosk Retrofit for Usability & Accessibility Webinar

How to Retrofit Your Self-Service Kiosk for Usability and Accessibility Presented on June 14, 2022 at 12pm ET Join Laura Boniello Miller, Director of Business Development and Traci Martin Murray, Director of Business Development to discuss retrofitting options for making your kiosk deployment accessible to users with disabilities. You have already purchased and deployed kiosks but want (or… Read More »

ADA Kiosks – Walmart settles over payment machines

Walmart has agreed to settle a disability-rights suit by installing equipment in its stores in California that will enable people in wheelchairs to read the screens at checkout display terminals and make credit card purchases on their own. The proposed settlement in federal court in San Francisco is intended to make the point-of-sale machines at Walmart’s more than 200 stores in the state accessible to the more than 300,000 Californians who use wheelchairs or motorized scooters. 

Source: m.sfgate.com

Big deal for NCR who now needs to fix their design?

UNITED AIRLINES PURCHASES EZ ACCESS® CERTIFICATION FOR NEW SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS

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 »

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Revised 508 Standards in Practice

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 »

Disabled Access – How Self-Service Kiosks Help Hotels, Restaurants

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 »

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 »

ADA Kiosk Commentary: How Congress is hacking away at disability rights

By Samuel R. Bagenstos On September 7, on a straight party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee moved forward a bill

Source: www.reuters.com

On September 7, on a straight party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee moved forward a bill that would gut key protections for people with disabilities. Although versions of this legislation had been introduced in prior years, the bill did not go anywhere while President Barack Obama stood ready to veto it. But now that President Donald Trump, whose actions have demonstrated hostility to civil rights, occupies the White House, the proposal presents a real risk of passage. If Republicans in Congress do eviscerate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it will be the culmination of their recent abandonment of the bipartisan consensus in favor of inclusion and equality for disabled persons.

 

The current bill, misleadingly titled the “ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017,” would render largely unenforceable key ADA requirements that businesses be accessible to disabled consumers – requirements that they provide ramps instead of stairs where possible, that doorways be wide enough for wheelchairs and so forth.

 

Sponsors of the “ADA Education and Reform Act,” such as Texas Republican Ted Poe, say that the bill is necessary to stop unscrupulous lawyers from bringing frivolous or abusive ADA cases against small businesses. But state bars, and individual judges, already have ample authority to sanction attorneys who engage in such unprofessional conduct. And the ADA itself protects the interests of business owners by providing that an existing facility need not remove accessibility barriers unless doing so is easy to accomplish without significant expense.

 

Rather than protecting legitimate business interests, the bill pending in Congress would give a reprieve to enterprises that have had 27 years to comply with the law but have not yet done so. That is a betrayal of the basic promise of the ADA – that people with disabilities would be treated as equal citizens, with full access to America’s civic and economic life. 

 

 

‘Drive-by’ lawsuits under disabilities statute costing economy

In the House of Representatives, a bipartisan bill has passed the House Judiciary Committee and awaits action by the House. This legislation requires that attorneys give notice to business owners before a lawsuit is filed. If the ADA problems — inaccessible bathrooms, parking lots, ramps, etc. — are not fixed within 120 days, the lawsuit proceeds. 

But, if the business fixes the problems, a lawsuit would be moot. This would be a true win-win for everyone — other than the trial attorneys. In fact, some plaintiffs from ADA drive-by lawsuits are actually suing their supposed attorneys because they were deceived about the nature of the lawsuits filed.

Source: thehill.com

ADA – U.S. Access Board Issues Correction to ICT Refresh Final Rule

U.S. Access Board Issues Correction to ICT Refresh Final Rule The U.S. Access Board has issued a correction to its updated accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) to restore provisions on TTY access that were inadvertently omitted. The action applies to the final rulethe Board published last January to jointly refresh its Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) standards for ICT… Read More »

ADA Kiosk – Congress Weighs Changes To ADA

The ADA Education and Reform Act, or H.R.620, is slated to come up for a full vote in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday or Thursday. But detractors say the bill would gut the part of the landmark ADA law which requires public businesses to make accommodations allowing for ease of entry for people with disabilities.

Source: www.disabilityscoop.com

Something needs to be done about predatory lawyers for sure but this doesn’t do it. It basically drops the bar for companies a couple of notches and eliminates any legal action. Remains to be seen whether companies decide long term it is in their interest to deploy assistive infrastructure now, or later.

ADA Kiosk – U.S. Access Board Launches YouTube Channel

ADA Kiosk – U.S. Access Board Launches YouTube Channel The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards. Its guidelines and standards address access to the built environment, information and communication technology, transportation, and medical diagnostic equipment. The Board… Read More »

AudioEye – New Sponsor specializing in Accessibility

AudioEye Now KMA Sponsor & Joins ADA Accessibility Committee We want to thank AudioEye for becoming a sponsor of the Kiosk Manufacturer Association. AudioEye is also now a member of the KMA Accessibility Committee. About AudioEye AudioEye works with companies to ensure their digital content is accessible to users of all abilities. Approximately 15-percent of the world’s population has… Read More »

ADA Kiosk News from the U.S. Access Board – March/ April 2019

access-board.gov  •  contact us Access Currents  News from the U.S. Access Board  •  March/ April 2019   Follow the Board on Twitter Access Board to Hold Town Hall Meeting and Training in Indianapolis on May 21 Karen Tamley Elected Access Board Chair Upcoming Board Webinars Poland Creates Entity Modeled after the U.S. Access Board Congressional Measures Address Airline Accessibility… Read More »

ADA and Accessibility Quiz and MCR Guidelines for ADA

Self Service ADA Accessibility Requirements and Quiz Kiosk Industry and KMA are offering a free consultation for ADA and Accessibility for your self-service project.  Also to assist, a downloadable PDF with current ADA, Section 508 and ACA regulations that are currently mandated. Excerpt below — Are your kiosks ADA-compliant? Typically prospects and customers will include a stipulation that… Read More »

Join Our Kiosk Accessibility Research Panel

Join Our ADA Kiosk 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,… 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 »

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 »

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 »