PAX Technology, the world’s leading electronic payment terminal solution provider, has received certification by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), a United Kingdom charity, for accessibility and usability of new generation payment devices by blind and partially sighted people.
The RNIB assessment covers many of PAX’s modern payment terminals with touchscreens, including the world’s best-selling A920 Android SmartPOS and the E-series family of Android SmartECRs.
The accessibility mode will be integrated in the device’s operating system, allowing merchants to quickly tap an ‘Accessibility Mode’ icon on the PAX terminal display, when a visually impaired customer wants to pay. The device will read out the paying amount, along with basic instructions on how to proceed, using special beep technology to assist with the keypad navigation on the touchscreen.
The customer facing display has been designed to be as clear as possible visually, with good contrast between the numbers and buttons, and payment amount clearly shown. This helps enable people with some useful vision to use the main PIN pad more easily.