Category Archives: Accessibility

Does WCAG Apply to Kiosks?

Reprinted article By Matt Ater of Vispero on the ThePacielloGroup May 2020 Overview of Kiosk Accessibility Rules Kiosk accessibility is largely guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA sets forth hardware requirements and a few technical requirements for kiosks to follow in order to be considered accessible.  The ADA specifically offers guidance for ATMs and… Read More »

Draft Published – Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2

Abstract Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including accommodations for blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and combinations of these, and some accommodation… Read More »

Accessibility Scotland Self Service – Phil Day of NCR

Accessibility Scotland and Self Service At Accessibility Scotland 2018, Phil Day of NCR deep dives the accessibility challenges and opportunities building self-service technology at NCR, one of the world’s largest providers of self-service technology. Phil Day video talk from Accessibility Scotland on Vimeo. Accessibility Scotland history Accessibility Scotland came about as a way to fill an obvious gap – there… Read More »

Top 10 disability and accessibility TED talks and Videos

#9 isn’t about accessibility or disability at all, but still holds enormous value when thought about in an a11y/disability context Read full story on Medium.com as this is just partial excerpt. Sheri Byrne-Haber Follow Nov 19 · 6 min read Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash I get pinged a lot by people asking for accessibility resources. Some accessibility resources are easy to find… Read More »

Title III ADA Compliance for Digital Kiosks Attended

Reference Article Good article on Title III and how attended kiosks and unattended kiosks can be affected differently. The article starts however with referring to “spate of suits” but doesn’t identify those suits. At one point vending machines dispensing drinks is referenced.  Those are meant for unattended use however customers can always request assistance. Does that fulfill DOJ… Read More »

Considerations for accessible kiosk

How To Make Kiosk Accessible Reprint from The Paciello Group on WCAG considerations 2017 Special thanks to Matt Feldman for his contributions. From airports and train stations to government offices, restaurants, grocery stores and retailers, the use of kiosk machines is widespread as a convenience for customers and an alternative to human service by the kiosk provider. Long… Read More »

Webinars on Website Accessibility

U.S. Access Board to Conduct Webinars on Website Accessibility (September 5 and 24) Access to websites is essential in today’s digital environment for obtaining information, downloading data, sharing media, obtaining goods and services, and making other transactions. Many websites, however, remain off-limits to people with disabilities, particularly those with sensory impairments, because they are not structured and coded… Read More »

ADA 29 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

29 Years of ADA and Americans with Disabilities Act Originally published on NJ.com   By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist By Peri Nearon Ideas are powerful things. They open the world. They eliminate discrimination. They ensure people are defined by potential. They change lives. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an idea that became reality, which is why it’s important… Read More »

$3.25 Million Paid by Greyhound in Disability Settlement

Disability Settlement Greyhound The Department of Justice today announced payments by Greyhound Lines, Inc. totaling $2,966,000 to over 2,100 individuals who experienced disability discrimination while traveling or attempting to travel on Greyhound. The payments were part of a broader settlement from 2016 resolving the Department’s complaint that Greyhound, the nation’s largest provider of intercity bus transportation, engaged in… Read More »