- USA + Europe-UNCRPD (EAA)
- Note: New Additional ADA POS Mounting requirements on the way + Current PCI-PTS compliance requirements via ISO 9564.
(ANPRM for April 2022) The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is followed by the final rule as (Law and Requirement) technical standards and adopted by DOJ and ADA adoption for enforcement. This covers 508 (ICT) (Government – all levels) and Military/DOD) and Title III ( Public Businesses). EAA is doing the same.
- Assistive, – interactive Stands and Mounts.
- Accessibility just as accessible parking is required.
- This also aligns with ISO 9564 and PCI -POI compliance requirements.
- Acquiring Banks for Processing and PCI requires Anti-Fraud for PIN Entry Shielding and should not be ignored.
- EV Stations are included.
The Federal Government via U.S. Access-Board 508 Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are bringing very clear new standards/requirements for POS stands and mounting that can no longer be misinterpreted.
Reach and range –alone- do not make the stands and mounts accessible; it never has and is why the U.S. Access-Board is addressing new technical standards for all POS mounting in both attended and unattended environments.
This is very crucial for all merchants and payments industry, POS terminal manufacturers and all merchants to understand about mounting having self-assistive interaction at the (POI) Point of Interaction. Typical releases or quick releases are not ADA acceptable.
This is a global uniformity measure (Europe is doing the same) for POS card reader mounting to be accommodating for all people. Consider the ADA’s requirements for accessible parking and accessible restrooms and are uniform in requirements.
As for security, Taylor POS Stands and Mounts have security settings for the security tethers and mounting cradle plates. Simple cable for countertop and as for unattended environments, that will be up to that industry as to how each varied enclosure design for cabling is done for Blue-Handle-Dismount is done.
POS card readers regardless of how a countertop is built or positioned and the same for the unattended POS with KIOSK with POS, ATM’s, and even At-the-Pump and other enclosures with POS devices.
This is also happening for all of Europe via (EAA – European Accessibility Act) as they have adopted the CRPD via the United Nations.
The IRS has a Tax Credit on Accessibility Stands and Mounts for qualifying businesses.
The tax credit is available to businesses that have total revenues of $1,000,000 or less in the previous tax year or ((( 30 or fewer full-time employees))). This credit can cover 50% of the eligible access expenditures in a year up to $10,250 (maximum credit of $5000).
Link to the Tax Credit Form (Opens new Browser Tab and opens the IRS Tax Credit .pdf).
Taylor Patent: 9,907,416 EXP: 2037
About the Taylor POS’ Iconic Blue-Handle Release Function.(Dismount)
Color: The blue frequently used is called PMS 293C or additionally royal blue 028 cold blue 029, unique shades of dark blue.
Both the symbol and the color were adopted nationally after President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.As for the Wheelchair Icon we use on our Blue Handle…What is the ADA symbol?
The International Symbol of Access (ISA).It is without a doubt the most visible sign in the world of access compliance:
The Wheelchair Symbol: This ubiquitous ADA symbol consists of a blue square overlaid in white with a stylized image of a person using a wheelchair.
In the case of our POS Stands and Mounts, it is a stamped cut out used as the signal of the assistive element. Our Blue-Handle uses ADA Operable Part (U-SHAPE) handle of (ADA 309) which uses ADA 309.4 Operation Requirements: 309.4 Operation. Operable parts shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist.
The force required to activate operable parts shall be 5 pounds (22.2 N) maximum. For Reach and Range, : 309.3 Height. Operable parts shall be placed within one or more of the reach ranges specified in 308.
If in the past you were told you are fine using just reach and range, this will not be the case any longer. Keep in mind it is very specifically used in our patented (Dismount, Release, Quick Release) for accessibility and assistive engagement interactive use for PIN entry privacy and other important interactions during use of checkouts, check-ins in both Attended and Unattended POS Card Reader Environments.
For Countertop stands, Wall mounts, the cabling and security tethers are very simple and most installs can be done in minutes. It is as easy as simply making a purchase.
A note on countertop in a big box multi-lane set up, this too is very simple to do. It may require longer cabling to allow for the (To-the-Lap), but is widely available.
For Unattended, it may take some engineering or possibly your card reader provider (example: verifone, ID tech, Ingenico ) etc, may have something in place. It will be up to each brand to sort out their own cabling and security for the POS card reader device and the length of cable to allow for a consumer to get the card reader (to-the-lap).
Taylor POS provides the hardware and framework for the Unattended, KIOSK, ATM, NCR style self-checkout, At-the-pump for ADA and 508 Compliance using our patented Blue-Handle with Dismount (release).
We created POS Dismount. Our patented 508 assistive POS Dismount is a very specific and special engineered proprietary mounting set up for (Fixed Mounted) Point of Sale Terminals and Card Readers for Attended and Unattended and Self-Serve.
Assistive mounting deals with PCI-PTS -POS (POI = Point of Interaction) for all people to use at check-ins and checkouts, but is also designed to be fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs and scooters and those of short stature that normally do not have to ability to privately or comfortably transact with the terminal / card reader and PIN pad.
(POS-POI action) Point of interaction is a PCI term and in the PTS (PIN transaction Security) requirements are (Having the ability to PIN shield using the (hands and/or body) this too is an international standard of the ISO. (9564).
This also is a preventive measure against shoulder surfing which is a common PIN theft attempt as POS PIN interaction. Another major problem is for those with limited reach and strength accessing fixed mounted POS devices and dismount ensures privacy upon usage.
The ADA.Gov Operable Part we use has specific conditions it has to meet for accessibility usage (309.4) Operation. – No pinching, no twisting of the wrist, no grasping and has to have less than 5 LB of Tug/Pull pressure to release.
This allows a person the ability to have the device (To-the-Lap) for transaction privacy and for PIN entry privacy, better screen viewing and other important interactions with the device.
What happened to just reach and Range? Reach and Range is still a requirement and will always be. However, Reach and Range while very helpful does not mean it is independently accessible and especially for those with limited reach and strength.
The Taylor Blue-Handle – Dismount for anyone. (per ADA and 508 ICT Guidelines) and compliance to better serve all people, including…
- PIN Privacy
- PCI POI Compliance
- ISO 9564 Compliance
The below diagram shows an unrealistic POV to be universal movement for everyone.
And is why (to-the-Lap) Dismount using Operable Part 309 U-Shape handle requirement solves this problem as well as being Anti-PIN surfing.
Additionally for security for those with limited reach and range is ISO is a Chip and PIN mode is not working, the Mag Strip will need to be used. This can cause further issues with a card holder at the point of transaction for those with limited reach and strength. To-the-Lap eases these issues.
Visual and other interactions are as well addressed.
| PCI-PTS (POI) and ISO 9564 |
| PIN Shielding: The Ability to PIN Shield using hands and/or body.| With fixed POS mounted card readers, this is impossible to do for a person in a wheelchair and in many cases for a person of short stature. PCI-PTS and ISO which is supported by as well by acquiring banks. (anti-shoulder surfing and other important POS interactions).
PIN Guard: a semi-PIN view blocker for POS terminals.
There are two types of shoulder surfing.
The first type of attack is when direct observation is used to obtain access to data. This is when a person looks directly over the victim’s shoulder to observe when they are entering data, such as their PIN at a checkout terminal.
In the second type, the victim’s actions are first recorded on video. Criminals can then analyze these videos in detail later on and obtain the desired information. Nowadays, it is possible to use video recordings and cellphone cameras to determine the PIN entry on devices even if the display cannot be seen in the video. The movements of a user’s fingers are enough to determine the access the PIN Entry code.
PIN Guards are somewhat helpful, but for those who use wheelchairs or are of short stature, they are left wide-open for PIN theft crime.
ISO and PCI-PTS Standards are very clear about PIN Entry Shielding (Using the hand and/or Body to PIN Shield).
New 508 Assistive and ADA regulations for enforcement are coming into Federal Law for enforcement, it is encouraging to make sure all customers have the same PIN entry privacy and other interaction needs while using a POS card reader.
Skimming and Identity theft.
For people using wheelchairs or are of short stature, they typically have no way of checking for skimmers on card readers. This is and has been a major problem regardless of say a Help button at a fuel pump, certain vending and typical countertop.
This is because of the fixed mounted POS and for those with limited reach and strength ICT 302.8 (ADA).
This is especially concerning with PIN entry.
Skimmers are illegal card readers attached to payment terminals. These card readers grab data off a credit or debit card’s magnetic stripe without your knowledge. Criminals sell the stolen data or use it to buy things online. You won’t know your information has been stolen until you get your statement or an overdraft notice.
With the Taylor POS Dismount, this allows for a person to bring the POS card reader to the lap and the POS card reader can be inspected.
Try to wiggle the card reader before you put in your card. If it moves, report it to the attendant. Then use a different pump.
- If you use a debit card at the pump, run it as a credit card instead of entering a PIN. That way, the PIN is safe and the money isn’t deducted immediately from your account.
- If you’re really concerned about skimmers, pay inside rather than at the pump.
- Monitor your credit card and bank accounts regularly to spot unauthorized charges.
If your credit card has been compromised, report it to your bank or card issuer. Federal law limits your liability if your credit, ATM, or debit card is lost or stolen, but your liability may depend on how quickly you report the loss or theft.
We make our fixed secured blue-handle stands and mounts for all Point of Sale Card Reader brands as well as for unattended card reader inserts such as we do for Kiosk’s, ATM’s and At-the-Pump. We also will license and customize for partnering POS card reader manufacturers and enclosure based pos company’s and business brands.
Currently, they can be purchased at Adaptive Compliance Solutions or they will direct you to one of their distributors.
1985 Bluestone Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
P: (202) 370-6249
They can also direct you to additional outlets as they are the Taylor POS Hub Distributor
Please use the Contact Link on the menu. Preferably, call us: 202-370-6349
We are a one solution company that has a multitude of variables.
Yes. Certifications programs are available.
While it seems mounting for a POS device is just some standard thing…we are working with 508 and Title III assistive and there is proper protocol for those with additional access needs.
We also have other areas of trainings and strongly recommend them for all Attended and Unattended as well as for especially Merchant Services ISO’s, POS card Reader manufactures, governments’, big box brands and for media when discussing or writing articles and even for Hollywood screen writers and set prop houses and others, etc.