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--------------------------------------------------From: "Curtis Chong (by way of David Andrews<dandrews@xxxxxxxx>)" <curtischong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 3:29 AM To: <david.andrews@xxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [Nmabs] Comments Urgently Needed
Greetings and felicitations:I am writing to ask for your help to influence the U.S. Access Board as it considers proposed amendments to the ADA Accessibility Guidelines. In particular, the Access Board is proposing to deal with access to self-service machines "used for ticketing, check-in or check-out, seat selection, boarding passes, or ordering food in restaurants and cafeterias (220.2)."In addition to explicitly excluding drive-up only self-service machines, the proposed amendments will not require electronic information kiosks to be accessible.If you would like to help, please call or email the Access Board before midnight Monday, June 21, with a message saying that the ADA Accessibility guidelines need to include information kiosks as well as drive-up only self-service machines. Your message does not need to be very long. It just needs to make the point that you want the Board to include accessibility to information kiosks and drive-up only self-service machines in amendments to the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.You can call and leave a voice mail or send an email to Tim Creagan, the Access Board staff member who is taking comments on the proposed rule modifications. The number to call is 202-272-0016, and Tim Creagan's email address is creagan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxFor any of you who care to conduct extensive research into this issue, the proposed rule changes can be found at this link:http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/refresh/draft-rule.htm Whatever you do, it needs to be done by midnight, Monday, June 21. Thank you. Yours sincerely Curtis Chong, Chairman Committee on Research and Development National Federation of the Blind _______________________________________________ Nmabs mailing list Nmabs@xxxxxxxxxx http://nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nmabs_nfbnet.orgTo unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for Nmabs: http://nfbnet.org/mailman/options/nmabs_nfbnet.org/chickerland%40gmail.com