Kiosk Accessibility and Kiosk ADA Resources
There are resources after resources available for ADA and Accessibility and it can get confusing pretty quick.
A simplified list to start with?
- The Air Carrier Access in better iteration
- Section 508 Closed Functionality (400 section)
- WebAim has nice iteration of WCAG in plainer english – most of WCAG does not currently apply to ADA and kiosks due to being a closed system but several points are embedded in ADA Section 508 and during testing, several more are evaluated by accessibility test firms.
Member Resources (from Assistive Technology)
- KioWare – built-in JAWS support for ready-made browser functionality. Also noTouch KioTouch
- Vispero – The world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. Did you know Blindness and Low Vision impact over 282 Million people globally? That number is expected to increase by 72% over the next 11 years.
- JAWS Kiosk is focused on delivering accessible kiosk solutions whether it’s through the incorporation of Freedom Scientific’s industry-leading screen reading software, JAWS®, or by utilizing TPG’s accessible design and technical implementation services.JAWS Kiosk Software –
- TPGi — a subsidiary of Vispero, TPG Interactive (TPGi) is a world-class accessibility solutions provider with a reputation for excellence. We help clients achieve end-to-end accessibility in their digital assets (websites, software applications, mobile applications, documents, etc.), as well as assist in embedding accessibility into their processes and procedures. Whether you are new to accessibility or mature in your accessibility processes, TPGi can assist your organization.
- Storm Interface — Storm Interface develops and manufactures responsive human interface devices for use in a wide range of public and industrial applications. The company’s award-winning products are now globally deployed, internationally recognized and widely acclaimed.
- Tech For All Consulting — For over 15 years, TFA’s expert teams have been providing consulting services to its clients to ensure the accessibility and usability of their products, websites, mobile apps, kiosks, and services. Tech for All’s Accessibility Compliance and Universal Design Services — Web, Mobile, and Multiplatform Applications — Kiosk and Self-Service Systems — Training — Planning and Strategy
- Dolphin Computer Access — Welcome people who are blind and partially sighted into your business by enabling them to fully engage with your self-service points through SuperNova Accessible Kiosks. SuperNova Accessible Kiosks can deliver a range of support—magnification, speech and full screen-reading—without expensive retrofits. SuperNova differentiates itself from other kiosk accessibility software through crystal clear magnification at any level, unrivaled intuitive touchscreen capabilities, 24 changeable color themes and full screen-reading with human-sounding voices. It’s also fully compatible with Storm AudioNav Keypads and the SuperNova API is customizable for your bespoke kiosk projects.
- MimoMonitors — Haptic Touchscreens — The first of its kind, this new 10.1” touchscreen leverages the durability, reliability, and quality of the Mimo Vue display and the groundbreaking technology of TanvasTouch to allow users to feel what they see on screen. The result is a multisensory experience that brings touch to life on a new dimension.
Baseline Reference Resources
- Revised 508 the Final Rule – January 2018 — On January 18, 2017, the Access Board published a final rule that jointly updates requirements for information and communication technology covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act. Section 508 Standards apply to electronic and information technology procured by the federal government, including computer hardware and software, websites, multimedia such as video, phone systems, and copiers. The Section 255 Guidelines address access to telecommunications products and services, and apply to manufacturers of telecommunication equipment. The final rule jointly updates and reorganizes the Section 508 standards and Section 255 guidelines in response to market trends and innovations, such as the convergence of technologies. The refresh also harmonizes these requirements with other guidelines and standards both in the U.S. and abroad, including standards issued by the European Commission and with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a globally recognized voluntary consensus standard for web content and ICT. On January 22, 2018, the Board corrected the final rule to restore provisions for TTY access that were inadvertently omitted.
- 402 Closed Functionality – Link
- 407 Operable Parts – Links
- DOT – kiosks and websites – the DOT standard for airport kiosks (see pages 35+36 of the attached PDF)
- 502 Interoperability with Assistive Technology – Link
- 227 Transportation Percentages – Link
- Part CFR 27.71 – Airports and Shared Use – Link
- ADA 2010
- EN 301 549 1.1.2 European Standards
- Proposed Guidelines for Non-Web
- WCAG 3.0 Working Draft January 2021
- Comparison Table of WCAG 2.0 to Existing 508 Standards
- Mapping of WCAG 2.0 to Functional Performance Criteria
- VPAT (Voluntary Assessment per Section 508)
Kiosk Accessibility Testing and Kiosk ADA Resources Tools
- HP Accessibility Test Guide-compressed
- DHS Section 508 Accessibility Testing Resources
- Color Contrast Analyser (CCA) Helps you determine the color legibility of text, and images of text.
- Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT)Helps you evaluate a web page for accessibility and standards conformance. (This tool is no longer in active development)
- Accessibility Viewer (aViewer)Lets you inspect web content for accessibility information based on MSAA, iAccessible2, UIAutomation and ARIA.
- ARC ToolkitA professional level single-page accessibility testing tool available on the Google Chrome store.
- Tenon.io – Tenon.io can identify 508 and WCAG 2.0 issues in any environment.
- Aira.io – augmented reality assistance for the Blind
- SmyleMouse – computer navigation by head gesture and blinking eyes
- WP Accessibility plugin — we utilize this for improving our web accessibility
- Google Tools — many tools for websites and handhelds and mobiles. Test suites.
- Github Testing
More background information
- ANSI Process
- FINAL DRAFT Whitepaper. The Use of Voice Recognition and Speech Command Technology as an Assistive Interface for ICT in Public Spaces
Here are resources which can assist.
- Information Technology Industry Council – trade association
- International Association of Accessibility Professionals
- Wheeled Mobility Project — The entire report can be downloaded from that page. Please pay particular attention to Section 3.3.15 Reach. Also, the following sections are related to reach and, to some extent, explain the data: 3.3.6 Knee Clearance Height, minimum; 3.3.7 Toe Clearance Height, minimum; 3.3.8 Knee Clearance Depth, minimum; and 3.3.9 Toe Clearance Depth, minimum. Section 3.3.14 Grip Strength may also be of interest.
- AIM High Act