[community] Making retail payment terminals accessible for everyone

modesnoyers at gmail.com modesnoyers at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 19:12:39 UTC 2021


I came across this week at work: 

The CNIB Foundation will create an accessible payment terminal for Canadians with sight loss. Working with Moneris Solutions, a for-profit business specializing in retail payment terminals, a person who is blind or partially sighted will be able to independently verify its financial transactions without having to rely on others nor giving one's secure PIN.

You can view other announced projects under the Accessible Technology Program - Accessible Technology Program (ic.gc.ca) https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/118.nsf/eng/00003.html 

Best
Monique Desnoyers

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Subject: [community] Making retail payment terminals accessible for everyone

This is probably on someone's in the IDI's radar, but a colleague was mentioning some work being done in Canada between various disability groups and industry to make an accessible point of sale, so I thought I would mention it. I don't know too many more details, but here is the advocacy / awareness-raising video shared: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11w_tkuYf08 

Thanks and have a good day,
Julia
Julia Foster, MScOT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist
KHSC Vision Rehabilitation Clinic, in support of the South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service (SOVRS) Department of Ophthalmology Kingston Health Sciences Centre-Hotel Dieu Site
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