EV Charging Failing The Disabled

EV Charging and ADA Nice article from TechieExpert Apr 2022 “If I were on my own, I’d be crying right now. It was just too hard to plug the charger in.” It is a quote from a recently concluded RIDC research participant on disabled electric vehicle users. Electric vehicle technology has been a major boon for disabled people… Read More »

Web Accessibility and the ADA Guidance

Website Accessibility Guidance March 2022 From ADA.gov March 18, 2022 This guidance describes how state and local governments and businesses open to the public can make sure that their websites are accessible to people with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn more about businesses’ and state and local governments’ ADA responsibilities. Why Website… Read More »

Kiosk Association Media Partner for InfoComm

Kiosk Association Media Partner for InfoComm February 2022 Denver – The kiosk association is continuing to serve as an official media partner for the Infocomm tradeshow June 8-10 in Las Vegas. InfoComm 2022 is the once-a-year opportunity to see the latest audiovisual technology, learn the skills that will advance your career, and grow your professional network.  We first became a media… Read More »

Kiosk Accessibility: The Law is Paying Attention

Wonderful running article on Kiosk Accessibility and The Law by Lainey Feingold — this is current one as Feb 2, 2022 On This Page Disabled people need access to all technology, including kiosks.  Access to information and services on kiosks is a civil right.  That means that kiosks have to be designed so people can use them if… Read More »

U.S. Access Board News – Biden Appoints New Members

From U.S. Access Board website February 08, 2022 Yesterday, President Joe Biden appointed eight new members to the U.S. Access Board. He also reappointed incumbent Board member, Gregory S. Fehribach who is currently the Board’s Chair. “I am honored that President Biden has reappointed me to the United States Access Board, and I look forward to working with… Read More »

McDonalds Kiosk Accessibility Jan2022 Update

Published on Kiosk Industry Jan 25 McDonalds Kiosk Accessibility Jan2022 Update McDonalds has taken the lead in testing and evaluating at large scale providing accessibility features for the blind. One of the improvements is by adding in a screen reader (JAWS Kiosk by Vispero) and coupling that with Storm Interface AudioNav assistive technology. Providing accessibility to every user group has… Read More »

ADA Kiosk Quest Diagnostics Update + Walmart Blind Access

From KioskIndustry Jan2022 Thanks to William Goren and //www.understandingtheada.com/ — From updated Kiosk Accessibility: The Law is Paying Attention Quest Diagnostics Update + Walmart Blind Access In Brief Court rejected Quest request to dismiss ACB suit. It is moving ahead Quest has already conceded “effective communication” not provided Class action enabled which means corrective measures would need to be done across the… Read More »

Affiliations – Kiosk Manufacturer Association Joins the Digital Signage Federation

As part of our continued involvement with interactive digital signage the Kiosk Association has joined the Digital Signage Federation as a dues-paying member.  The Industry Group already has dedicated multiple digital signage channels covering digital signage, menu boards, media players and new touchscreen technologies. Here is background on the organization Who we are We are the only not-for-profit… Read More »

Promoting Access to Voting for People with Disabilities

NIST Seeks Public Comment on Recommendations The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests public comments on the Draft of Promoting Access to Voting: Recommendations for Addressing Barriers to Private and Independent Voting for People with Disabilities. Under Executive Order 14019 on Promoting Access to Voting, NIST is directed to identify barriers to private and independent voting for people with disabilities,… Read More »