Accessible Kiosks


Thursday, November 19, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Description

This webinar will cover topics related to the accessibility of interactive kiosks for the widest range of people. Kiosks come in many different forms, including: public kiosks with unlimited use and no personal information; kiosks which require personal information but allow for unlimited use (e.g. ATMs); and kiosks which require personal information and allow limited use (voting machines).

Several unique challenges can make kiosks more difficult to make accessible compared to personal devices. We will discuss various U.S. and international regulations, standards, and guidelines that pertain to kiosk accessibility. A combination of hardware and software strategies must be applied to make kiosks accessible, but there is some latitude and flexibility depending on the type of kiosk and no one technique is best for all applications.

We will discuss approaches, advantages and disadvantages for different applications and conclude with an overview of the provisions from across the various guidelines and regulations that includes a more thorough ongoing comparison.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
ACTCP 1.5
Certificate of Attendance 1.5

Speakers:

J. Bern Jordan, Research Scientist, Trace R&D Center, College of Information Studies , University of Maryland

Jonathan Lazar, Professor, College of Information Studies , University of Maryland

Gregg Vanderheiden, Professor and Director of the Trace R&D Center, College of Information Studies , University of Maryland

Questions for presenters:

1 Are all kiosks ADA compliant? Is it a requirement for all kiosks to be ADA compliant?
2 In this new age of Covid19, we are finding it quite challenging to post a lot of informational signage. Our content can literally change daily, sometimes even hourly. Programmable digital message boards seems to be the only efficient and effective way to go. What are the ADA's best practices or specific suggested guidelines for these type of devices?
3 Are there any specific companies who specialize in digital signage and/or kiosks that are better suited for individuals with various disabilities? Will there be any vendor demos available either during or after this webinar event?
4 Describe what it means to be compliant with 508 and accessible for electronic kiosks.
5 Describe what it means to be compliant with 508 and accessible for electronic kiosks.

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.