JAWS Kiosk Software ADA Accessibility

By | December 29, 2019

New JAWS Kiosk software released from Vispero and Paciello Group. Enables ADA and Accessibility on Windows-based workstation and are a great tool for corporate networks looking to provide accessibility options for their employees.

JAWS Kiosk by Vispero

JAWS kiosk Vispero ADA LogoVispero®, the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to announce an addition to the Vispero family: JAWS Kiosk. A collaboration between The Paciello Group (TPG) and the Freedom Scientific brand (owned by Vispero), JAWS Kiosk is focused on delivering accessible kiosk solutions whether it’s through the incorporation of Freedom Scientific’s industry-leading screen reading software, JAWS®, or by utilizing TPG’s accessible design and technical implementation services. Beginning with the June 2019 release of JAWS, JAWS software will revolutionize self-service kiosk accessibility.

Use Cases

  • Self-Checkout
  • Waiver Signing
  • Point of Sale
  • Hotel Check-In
  • Endless Aisle Shopping
  • Tech Support Help Desk
  • Virtual Receptionist
  • HR Employee Paperwork/Forms
  • Meeting Room Management
  • Job Application Center
  • Self-Service Bill Pay
  • Voting Kiosks
  • Smart City Applications
  • ..and many more!

Kiosk Accessibility Consulting Services

TPG Consulting Services that can be applied to kiosk projects:

  • Accessibility Design Review
  • Usability Testing
  • User Research
  • JAWS Implementation and JAWS Scripting
  • Integration with Storm Assistive Technology Products
  • VPATs
  • JAWS Scripting
  • Closed Environment & Onsite Testing
  • Kiosk Accessibility Retrofit

TPG’s services include customizing pronunciation, instructions, and the user experience to support the kiosk application and input devices for users who are blind or have low vision.

JAWS Kiosk

JAWS screen reader software offers features that work specifically with Storm Assistive Technology Products and other alternative input solutions such as touch screens, keyboards, etc.

New kiosk-specific features of JAWS include:

  • Thinner version of JAWS for closed environments
  • Locked down features for use in closed environments
  • Support for Storm Assistive Technology Products (NavPad™, NavBar™ and AudioNav™)
  • Multi-language/Multi-voice JAWS support
  • User session management
  • Auto start JAWS upon insertion of audio device
  • Auto stop/session end automatic upon withdraw of audio input
  • Compatible with kiosk system software
  • Fully customizable through JAWS scripting
  • Does not require an internet connection for full functionality

Additional resources on kiosk accessibility

If accessibility is not a consideration in your kiosk deployment from the start, there are a wide range of options for making kiosks more accessible post-deployment.

Speak with someone from TPG to learn about your options.