[Nfbk] Comments Urgently Needed

Curtis Chong curtischong at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 18 09:29:40 UTC 2010

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 at access-board.gov.

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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