Americans with Disabilities ACT
ADA Checkout POS Stands and Mounts.

ATBCB RIN: 3014-AA44 U.S. Access-Board

Title: Accessibility Guidelines for Self-Service Transaction Machines.

This rulemaking amends the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board's existing accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), located at 36 CFR part 1191, to include guidelines for the accessibility of fixed self-service transaction machines, self-service kiosks, information transaction machines, and point-of-sale devices. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Justice are expected, via separate rulemakings, to adopt these amended guidelines as enforceable standards for devices and equipment covered by the ADA.

Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB) Priority: Significant. RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage.

The advanced notice (ANPRM) has already been published and is completed which now brings in the NPRM for final rule. The purpose is a long-needed one for accessibility at checkouts, check-ins, self-checkouts, ATM's ITM's, Kiosks, etc with card and PIN entry readers. This also advances privacy initiatives and much better interaction for accessibility especially for businesses that remain using high counters which is the majority of businesses in the U.S. .
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The checkout struggle is very real for millions of people and traditional card reader terminal mounting has a huge negative impact on people who do have accessibility needs.

It does not always have to be a person using a wheelchair or scooter that needs ADA mounting at a checkout, it could be a little person, a tall person with a bad back/spinal issues and poor vision, it's impossible to calculate the variables.

The ADA has a lot of things in its regulations for accessible checkouts, and we will point out just a few key points. ADA 302.8 ADA limited reach and strength (full and private use the of pos-terminal-device), ADA visual accommodation (screen interaction). It also makes sense that a business that has ADA parking, must have an ADA checkout.

Be aware, non-accessible is viewed as discrimination which does cause additional legal problems and also the ADA fines start at $75,000 per location. And not being ADA accessible (ADA checkout) card reader (PCI) mounted takes the building and your business occupies is out of ADA building code. This affects you, the building owner (if renting/leasing) and State. County and City with additional problems.

If you are California based or have locations in California, additionally you have CAL-FIN 13082 and UNRUH ACT which has additional fines discrimination issues and other legal additions atop the ADA ones.

Your customers deserve better at your checkouts.

The IRS does offer a 50% tax credit for the purchase of assistive tech (our ADA stands and mounts). Click here for IRS Tax Credit Form 8826.

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Enforcement

If you have encountered an inaccessible point-of-sale card reader terminal or ipad/tablet at/for any checkout, you can file a complaint with the ADA/DOJ. They will follow up. Fines start at $75,000.

Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles I-III, 42 U.S.C. § 126, et seq.

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If Federal or Military (ABA)
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ADA Compliance for Checkouts.