Tag Archives: ADA

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Putting the Revised 508 Standards into Practice for Procurement

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Putting the Revised 508 Standards into Practice for Procurement  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… Read More »

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.

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 rule the Board published last January to jointly refresh its Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) standards for ICT… 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 »

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 »

In Kiosk ADA News – U.S. Access Board Meeting

In Kiosk ADA News – U.S. Access Board Meeting Kiosk Industry Group Association Quarterly News – Washington, D.C., Meeting with Access Board and Summit Research Report on Self-Checkout PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 04:00 MST EASTLAKE, Colo., January 4, 2018 (Newswire.com) – In Kiosk Industry Association news is the successful meeting with the U.S. Access Board on how best for… Read More »

ADA News – RNIB Testing Confirms Compliance with ADA Requirements

RNIB Testing Confirms Compliance with ADA Requirements With so much conflicting information about what manufacturers should do to ensure compliance with ADA, Storm Interface approached the RNIB for guidance and confirmation of conformance. The Royal National Institute for Blind People provide laboratory testing and accreditation services to the World Blind Union and are one of the world’s (if… Read More »

Storm Interface and Tech for All Announce Collaboration

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Peter Jarvis Storm Interface Phone: +44 (0)1895 456200 Email: [email protected] London, England. January 2018 Web: www.storm-interface.com Storm Interface and Tech for All build on a shared vision As the ICT sector in the U.S. is challenged to conform with the ADA and other accessibility regulations, two leading experts are collaborating to offer compliant and effective solutions.… Read More »

Supreme Court Rejects Coca-Cola Case on Vending Machine ADA Compliance

The case, titled Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, was brought by Emmett Magee, a blind man from Louisiana who invoked the ADA in suing Coca Cola because its glass-front vending machines made it impossible for him to know what product he was choosing and at what price. He was thwarted buying soda from vending machines at a hospital and a bus station.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit turned away his claim, ruling that vending machines are “not a physical place open to public access” and therefore don’t fit the definition of “public accommodations” that are required to abide by the ADA. It also said that the hospital and the bus stations were public accommodations and “may very well” bear some responsibility to make vending machines on their premises accessible to the disabled.

Source: www.law.com

ADA – News from the U.S. Access Board – September/ October 2017

Access Currents  News from the U.S. Access Board  •  September/ October 2017   Access Board to Host Workshop Comparing Accessibility in the U.S. and Australia GSA Holds Interagency Forum on Refreshed Section 508 Standards Access Board to Meet November 15 Upcoming Board Webinars Mayer-Rothschild Foundation Releases Report on Grab Bar Research Transportation Research Board Issues Airport Wayfinding Guide Access… Read More »

ADA Whitepaper 2017

CONTENTS Section 1: A changing landscape page 3 Section 2: Mandates, legal requirements, responsibilities page 4 Section 3: Consequences page 5 Section 4: Audible and tactile system navigation page 6 Section 5: Strategies for success page 8 Section 6: A Collaboration with RNIB page 9 SECTION 1 A changing landscape Community expectations “The most common disability in the world… Read More »

ADA Kiosk – Closed Functionality (402) Final Rule

The final rule as published in the Federal Register, to the section for “closed functionality” (402) which is the core requirements for a kiosk.   The section for Operable Parts (407) would also be quite important. Table of Contents Chapter 3: Functional Performance Criteria 301 General 302 Functional Performance Criteria Chapter 4: Hardware 401 General 402 Closed Functionality 403 Biometrics 404… 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 »

ADA Kiosk – National Council on Disability Issues Report on Technology – ADA Kiosk – Standards for Self-Service Kiosks

ADA kiosk, HIPAA kiosk, ADA tablet kiosk, HIPAA tablet kiosk, PCI, Section 508

Source: www.ada-kiosk.com

The National Council on Disability (NCD) has issued a report on measures to ensure access to information and communication technologies for people with disabilities. The document provides recommendations to the President, Congress, and federal agencies, as well as to the technology industry, the private sector, and state and local governments. NCD provided a briefing on the report at the Capitol on October 7 with representatives from industry, disability groups, and federal agencies, including the Access Board.

ADA kiosk lawsuits targeting kiosks: Part 1

Because the ADA does not specify how kiosks should accommodate the visually impaired, the industry is challenged in how to comply with the law’s mandate. Lawsuits on behalf of visually impaired individuals could clarify what measures kiosk manufacturers should take to improve access for the visually impaired.

Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com

Nice article on ADA and kiosks

ADA Update for Kiosk Industry

ADA 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 (patent pending).… Read More »

Meeting the ADA compliance challenge

Meeting the ADA compliance challenge Article from KioskMarketplace July 2014 (link to article) July 2, 2014 | by Robin Arnfield 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… 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 »

Examining the new ADA lawsuits on point of sale devices

At this point, determining whether a particular kiosk complies with the ADA, requires a fact intensive, device-by-device inquiry. Source: www.insidecounsel.com Redbox’s recent settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging that its video rental kiosks in California were not accessible to the blind provides a good example of the potential exposure businesses face. As part of the settlement, Redbox… Read More »

ADA Kiosk – Accessible Technology section launched on ADA.gov

ADA Kiosk Resources The Department of Justice has launched a new Accessible Technology section for ADA.gov, its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Web site, to further assist covered entities and people with disabilities to understand how the ADA applies to certain technologies, such as Web sites, electronic book readers, online courses, and point-of-sale devices such as ADA kiosk issues.  Covered entities… Read More »