All of Meridian’s Self-Service Kiosks Can be Designed and Built for ADA Compliance
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. ADA standards ensure that buildings and facilities are accessible to the more than 54 million Americans with disabilities.
ADA requirements apply to all new construction including office buildings, restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, retail stores, museums, libraries, parks and private schools.
Since 1990, standards have been revised so it’s important to stay up-to-date on ADA requirements.
If you are planning a new kiosk installation project – or are making updates to an existing project – these requirements may apply. You can find out more about the latest ADA standards on the US Department of Justice ADA website.
ADA Design Guideline Considerations
Ensuring your kiosk installation is ADA compliant is easier when working with us. We’re experienced in ADA compliance for this type of application and can guide you on the design approach.
To address physical requirements, Meridian assesses the hardware and positions screen content within reach based on compliance guidelines. Content that is out of reach of the user may be moved down into the compliance area using buttons near the bottom of the screen.
To address accessibility for the visually impaired, Meridian utilizes the Mzero Software ADA accessibility features to present the screen content in Interactive Voice Response, a technology that allows the kiosk software to interact with users through use of voice prompts and Dual Tone Multiple Frequencies (DTMF) tones.
ADA accessibility for the deaf requires kiosks to provide a Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD or TTY) service. Typically, a TDD device is a physical hardware component that must be installed on the kiosk and attached to a physical analog landline. Mzero offers an all-software solution, eliminating the need for additional TDD equipment.
In addition to accessibility features, Meridian offers multi-language support for displaying content in up to ten languages including English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Arabic.
Meridian ADA Compliant Kiosks On Location
Clear Channel Airports
Clear Channel Airports partnered with Meridian to create ADA compliant interactive digital signage for airports across the U.S. and Canada.
Smart City Media
The interactive kiosks, located in Kansas City, provide users with access to city services and display information about local businesses and events
- Virtual Receptionist
- Government Solutions