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Accessibility Assistant

Accessibility Assistant

Issues

Barcode Readers (2 of 4)

Issue: Large and/or heavy products can be difficult for some users to scan.

A user pushes a large item up to a price check kiosk on a cart.  The barcode is on the side of the item, and is not in a position that can be read by the kiosk.

If the barcode reader is wall-mounted or integrated into a console, then users must position products near the scanner so the barcode can be read. Products that are large and/or heavy may be difficult for some users to scan.

Populations Impacted: Users with upper mobility impairments; users with lower mobility impairments.

Potential Solution:
  • Provide a wireless handheld scanner. A handheld scanner allows users to scan barcodes on large and/or heavy products without having to lift or reposition them. A wireless scanner provides more flexibility by eliminating restrictions due to cord length.

  • A user pushes a large item up to a price check kiosk on a cart.  The barcode is on the side of the item, so the user uses a handheld barcode reader to scan the item.
Applicable Guidelines:
Section 508 - 1194.31(f)
HFDS - 6.4.1.1