EZ Access ® Certification For Self-Service Kiosks

EZ Access ® Certification Provides Assurance of ADA & Section 508 Compliance


Certified implementations can display the EZ Access ® trademark to advertise a strong commitment to accessibility.


An EZ Access certified, self service kiosk helps ensure a safer harbor for those concerned with ADA and Section 508 compliance.
An EZ Access certified, self service kiosk helps ensure a safer harbor for those concerned with ADA and Section 508 compliance.
EZ Access ® Offers a Safer Harbor By Ensuring That Self-Service Kiosks Meet ADA Guidelines and Section 508 Requirements

With over ten years of research, techniques and keyboard design modifications, EZ Access ® has evolved into a best-in-class solution for those seeking ADA and section 508 compliance.


EZ Access ® is the only cross disability solution set for self-service kiosks.


Federal and state ADA codes and regulations are intended to provide cross disability access to public computers (self-service kiosk installations). By working with Assistra Technologies to implement EZ Access ®, clients will more easily satisfy government guidelines, evidence their concern for inclusivity and diminish the threat of related litigation. In short, EZ Access ® technologies, along with a proper implementation and certification provided by Assistra, will provide both the guidance to create accessible kiosks, and a "safer harbor" for clients trying to be sure that they comply with the requirements for accessibility in public spaces.


Certified implementations can display the EZ Access ® trademark to advertise a strong commitment to accessibility.

Whereas, in today's increasingly litigious society, no one can insure that you won't be sued, an EZ Access ® best-in-class implementation promotes your strong commitment to accessibility - for everyone!


EZ Access ® Certification and Licensing

Assistra certifies EZ Access ® implementations to ensure ADA Guidelines are followed and Section 508 Requirements are met.


EZ Access ® is a federally registered trademark of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Some of the techniques, technology and components within EZ Access ® are patented by WARF for the University of Wisconsin - Madison.   All Trademarks and licensing rights have been exclusively assigned to Assistra Technologies LLC in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.


The cost for licensing EZ Access ® is purposely kept low in order to facilitate its use, typically a small fraction of a percent and much less than the cost it would take to develop or even test cross-disability strategies.


“To be called EZ Access requires both a tactile keypad and a certified implementation of the EZ Access techniques.”

    —   Gregg C. Vanderheiden. Ph.D., Director, Trace R & D Center

Our certification program covers:

  • Hardware requirements, including housing, control placement, and audio
  • Screen design
  • Navigation and highlighting
  • Operating behavior, speech output, and timing

Types of electronics that can benefit from an EZ Access ® implementation.


EZ Access ® technologies have been implemented in self-service kiosks, wayfinding kiosks and fare machines. Examples include all Amtrak ticketing kiosks, Homeland Security border control kiosks and Post Office stamp and shipping self-service kiosks. EZ Access ® can also be applied to a wide range of devices including:  ATMs, vending machines, voting machines, public gaming machines, self-service restaurant ordering devices, cellular phones, tablets and other personal portable electronics.


EZ Access ® Software Toolkit


Our highly customizable software allows you to focus on creating a superb, accessible user experience without the hassle and cost of implementing basic functionality from scratch.   For HTML-based kiosks, it provides:

  • Linear content navigation
  • Active element highlighting
  • Content and input text-to-speech

Click here for frequently asked questions about EZ Access ®.

Providing Assurance of ADA & Section 508 Compliance



EZ Access certified United Airline kiosk.

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