[blind-education] Fw: [Nmabs] Comments Urgently Needed

  • From: "Zach, Netbook Edition" <chickerland@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:46:27 -0600

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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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

For any of you who care to conduct extensive research into this issue, the proposed rule changes can be found at this link:


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

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