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Ordering Fast Food? Check Out the Enhanced Accessibility Features of Self-Service Kiosks

Through a collaboration between the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and McDonald’s, the fast-food company’s self-service kiosks will be more accessible to customers who are blind by the end of December. This will be achieved by adding enhancements to the technology of existing accessibility features, including “screen-reading software, tactile keypads and the ability for customers to connect their headphones or ear buds to the kiosk and independently place their orders by responding to audio prompts.” The company will have these upgrades in all the restaurants they own in California and a quarter of those that are company-owned in other states across the nation as well as in kiosks installed in any U.S. restaurant after July 1 of this year. Check out the details in a press release from NFB: McDonald’s and National Federation of the Blind Collaborate on Self-service Kiosks.