Category Archives: ADA

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.

ADA and Accessibility are major regulatory concerns for Kiosk Manufacturer Association along with PCI. Our Code of Practice can help you.

Guidelines Kiosk ADA Accessibility – 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 regulations… Read More »

Success Story RNIB – Working With RNIB, ALDI trials audio prompts for blind and partially-sighted shoppers

From EssentialRetail Aug2020 — Aldi is working with RNIB on improving access for blind and partially-sighted in trial in UK. COVID-related store traffic control is the main system being tested and it helps regulate number of shoppers in the store. “Social distancing has turned the world upside down for people with sight loss,” said Marc Powell, strategic accessibility… Read More »

Kiosk Temperature Screening Market Report and Current Events

The Kiosk Manufacturer Association recently participated in a temperature kiosk market report conducted by IPVM, one of the premier sources for video surveillance.  Video surveillance is not the only market that has pivoted to medical device sales (admitted or not). Kiosk suppliers, hard hit by COVID-19, have also joined this emerging segment. Inside this report, based on an interview… Read More »

What is a Screen Reader?

Definition of Screen Reader Nice writeup by Freedom Scientific on what a screen reader is. The simple definition is:  A screen reader is a software program that allows blind and low vision individuals to read the content on a computer screen with a voice synthesizer or braille display. The screen reader is the interface between the user and… Read More »

IAAP Whitepaper – Organizational Approach to Accessibility

IAAP Accessibility Survey By Rob Sinclair – Linkedin/sinclairrob This report is based on research conducted by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of G3ict. The report is provided as part of IAAP’s mission to define, promote, and improve the accessibility profession globally through networking, education, and certification to enable the creation of accessible products, content,… Read More »

U.S. Access Board News January/ February 2020

Access Board logo Access Currents News from the U.S. Access Board • January/ February 2020 Board Initiates Update of Accessibility Guidelines for Rail Cars Study Panel Meets on Assessing the Feasibility of Equipping Passenger lanes with Wheelchair Restraint Systems Board to Hold Town Hall Meeting and Trainings in Philadelphia on May 6 Board Executive Director David Capozzi to… Read More »

30 Years of the ADA

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. Throughout this 30th anniversary year, the Division is publishing a monthly blog post highlighting the impact that recent ADA enforcement efforts have made in people’s everyday lives. We celebrate the many ways in which the ADA has transformed American society… Read More »

NRF 2020 and KMA 1703

NRF 2020 Kiosk Self-Service Update KMA is a member of the National Retail Federation NRF is the largest retail exposition in the world and we will be there. KMA will be in booth 1703. We’ll represent over 50 companies from across the world. In the booth Sponsors participating in the 2020 booth include Olea Kiosks, KioWare, Pyramid, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc., and Vispero. … 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 »