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ADA Kiosk Compliance

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.

FMagazine Fall 2019 – Accessible Kiosks, Merchandising and Design

 Accessible Kiosks – Fall 2019 FMagazine The best of in-store merchandising, interactive kiosks and store fixtures for brands and retailers nationwide. The FMagazine Fall 2019 issue includes articles on: How self-service kiosks will shape the future of grocery Making kiosks accessible for everyone Merchandising displays – getting the best design without blowing the budget The FMagazine this issue includes… 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 »

ADA Wheelchair Animations – United States Access Board

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 »

ADA JAWS Accessibility Software – Gold Sponsor – Vispero – Kiosk Consultant

Welcome to Vispero Vispero is the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. Although officially formed in 2016, our brands Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision, Optelec, and The Paciello Group, share a long, rich history as industry leaders dating back to 1975. Watch Video We develop and deliver innovative solutions that enable blind and low vision individuals… 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 »

CSUN ADA Interview – AudioEye in Anaheim March 2019

#CSUNATC19 Audio: A Transformative Experience For Kiosk Access With AudioEye Joe Steinkamp Mar 25, 2019 2:35 PM ET Self service options have been gaining momentum beyond the gas pump and the grocery lines. McDonald s, and others in the Food Service industry, have been exploring Cashierless payment alternatives such as those involving the use of Kiosks for general user… Read More »

Storm Interface – ADA Accessibility – – NavBar Software and Configuration

Storm Interface Accessibility NavBar NavPad Here are some quick notes on configuring Storm Interface products. The functionality of the Nav-Bar is the same as that for all of Storm’s ATP products. It enumerates as a combined HID/audio device, so no special drivers or software is required. Connection to the host system is via a single USB cable. When… Read More »

Kiosk ADA Accessibility Guidelines – August 2020 KMA Framework Available for Purchase

Guidelines Kiosk ADA Accessibility – August 2020   Too often when projects requirements are detailed, ADA and accessibility considerations are often reduced to the simple phrase, “Must be ADA compliant”.  This statement is open to definition and inevitably results in range of bids with widely different ADA “compliance”. The Kiosk Manufacturer Association has looked at the various ADA… Read More »

ADA Kiosk – UX for Disabled Webinar from Paciello Group April 25

UX for Disabled Webinar from Paciello Group April 25 ADA kiosk question. How do you move from technical accessibility compliance to creating engaging, effective digital experiences for people with disabilities? One very successful way is to involve people with disabilities in User Experience (UX) activities throughout the lifecycle of a design and development project. But there can be… Read More »

Press Release – Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) Announces 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 »

Pursuant Health kiosks for Diabetes to offer Risk Test – CDR – Chain Drug Review

Pursuant Health’s national, in-store health kiosk network will begin connecting consumers to the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Risk Test.

Source: www.chaindrugreview.com

Pursuant Health said the ADA’s test, which helps build public awareness of the risks for type 2 diabetes, will be available through its more than 3,600 health kiosks in retail pharmacy locations, including such chains as Walmart and Safeway. Plans call for Pursuant’s kiosks to offer the test for three years, starting in November recognition of American Diabetes Month.

U.S. Access Board to Hold Public Briefing on Final Rules – ADA Kiosk – Standards for Self-Service Kiosks

Please join the U.S. Access Board members and staff for a public briefing on three recent final rules

Source: www.ada-kiosk.com

Rules to finalize include:

  • Updated ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buses and Vans (published December 14)

  • Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment (to be published January 9)

  • Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guidelines (to be published soon)

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 »

An Accessible Kiosk

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 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 »

‘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

Participate in Retail Advisory Council for ADA & Accessibility for Self-Service and Kiosks

We are inviting any and all Retail companies to become a member of our Retail Advisory Council.  There is no cost and you are partitioned in a “safe harbor”. A distinct group segment from the actual kiosk manufacturers, or the installation and logistics companies, the financing companies or the companies providing components. We here at the Kiosk Manufacturers… Read More »

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

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 diagnostic equipment, as well… Read More »

U.S. Access Board 2018 Meeting KMA ADA Board

We had our yearly meeting in Washington, DC on October 16th, 2018 and it was a productive meeting.  We thank the U.S. Access Board for having us and meeting with us. Thank you. In attendance: David Capozzi, Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board David Yanchulis, Director of Technical and Information Services Bruce Bailey, Accessibility and IT Specialist… Read More »

Airport Kiosk – FTE Trade Show In Vegas

Storm Interface & Future Travel Experience (FTE) By Craig Keefner — See Storm’s entire range of Assistive Technology Products (ATP) and find out more about exciting new product launches scheduled for later this year. These ATP devices are ADA compliant and RNIB Accredited, designed to offer menu navigation by means of audible content description. They allow users with… Read More »

ADA Kiosk Tech Brief – Gesture Technology

ADA Kiosk Tech Brief – Gesture Technology Last week we went thru a demonstration of gesture technology for kiosk for use by handicapped users. People unable to move their arms.  People unable to speak. People with ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinsons, Cerebral Palsy and even some cases of Arthritis. Furthermore, some people may not be able… Read More »

ADA Accessibility Tip – Integrating Storm NavPad

ADA Accessibility Tip – Integrating Storm NavPad We get asked about configuring the Storm NavPad and it comes with API/SDK which lets programmers configure it. In Windows you can even light the lights so to speak.  There are firms that specialize in assisting with that exact sort of thing (listed on our ADA page). Another less software intensive is to use… Read More »

American Council of the Blind sues Eatsa over kiosk and app access

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 Litigation – New Spin on Song-Beverly Act Litigation Against 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 »

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 »

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.

A New Era of Accessibility – Audio Navigation

A NEW ERA OF ACCESSIBILITY In compliance with ADA Standards for Accessible Design, new US Department of Transport regulations come into effect during 2016. These new mandates are intended to increase accessibility for those with sensory or mobility impairment. Sight-impaired travelers will be able to access information and services via kiosks and ticketing machines by connection of a… 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 »