Tag Archives: ADA

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 »

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 »

New Accessibility technology assist boarding trains

Full article posted here New know-how being examined by the Lengthy Island Rail Street goals to provide riders with disabilities additional help when boarding a practice. The LIRR’s Glen Head station is the primary to host the brand new “Help Point” kiosk function, which assists riders with special wants in getting the eye of railroad personnel on an… 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 »

US Access Board News for March/April 2019

Access Currents News from the U.S. Access Board  •  March/ April 2019 Access Board to Hold Town Hall Meeting and Training in Indianapolis on May 21 Karen Tamley Elected Access Board Chair Upcoming Board Webinars Poland Creates Entity Modeled after the U.S. Access Board Congressional Measures Address Airline Accessibility Guidelines for Voting Systems Available for Public Comment Updated… Read More »

A Smart City Is an Accessible City

Originally published on The Atlantic A new breed of accessibility apps can make life easier for people with disabilities. They can also make it harder. Excerpt: A group gathers on a Nashville street corner, some rolling in wheelchairs and others walking. They have arrived holding their smartphones and make friendly chatter while a coordinator helps them log in… Read More »

ADA Committee Chairpersons for KMA Announced

Kiosk Manufacturer Association with ADA, NRF, and Emergency Kiosk updates EASTLAKE, Colo., Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Manufacturer Association (aka KMA) is pleased to announce the appointments of inaugural Chairpersons for the ADA and Accessibility Committee. Laura Miller of KioWare (https://kioware.com) and Randy Amundson of Frank Mayer, Inc. (https://frankmayer.com) have been named as Co-Chairperson for the ADA and Accessibility Committee. Both Laura… Read More »

Whitepaper – Voice Recognition Speech Command Assistive Interface

The Use of Voice Recognition and Speech Command Technology as an Assistive Interface for ICT in Public Spaces. A whitepaper published by Peter W Jarvis (Senior Executive VP, Storm Interface) and Nicky Shaw (Operations Manager North America). September 2018. Introduction. The emergence and increasing use of smart speakers (AI) in the home environment has delivered significant benefits for… Read More »