Disabled Kiosks

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Disabled kiosks enable wheelchair users to comfortably use self service kiosks. Although disabled kiosks may not be mandatory in the way that disabled entrance ramps or rest room facilities are mandatory, offering them to your customers is a smart idea. If you run a facility that includes many multimedia kiosks, offering at least one disabled kiosk should be not only feasible, but desirable.

It's rare that all your kiosks will be in use at one time, but when this situation should arise, fully-able customers will use disabled kiosks without complaint. After all, an able customer who needs to quickly check in for a flight or order tickets for a movie can easily bend down a bit to read the screen. A busy customer bound to a wheelchair, on the other hand, will not be able to lift himself up to see a screen which is two feet too high for him.

Disabled Kiosks and Modular Kiosk Systems

Ordering a kiosk for disabled users may be easier than you think. If you work with a kiosk company that sells modular components, ordering a disabled kiosk may simply require ordering a shorter pedestal-mount. All the other features that go into making the kiosk can be exactly the same, from the desktop to the printer to the card reader. They'll simply be closer to the ground because of the shorter pedestal-mount.

Ordering custom kiosks can be more expensive than buying standard ones, so try to create a disabled kiosk from stock components. Offering these kiosks is good for your business, and good for society. Simply put, it's the right thing to do.


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