Let ATA Services help ensure your ADA compliance The Department of Justice has passed
new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements which may impact one or all
of your ATMs. These new changes set enforceable accessibility requirements of speech
output, height & reach and discernable user input controls. These changes may be
as simple as a software update, or as comprehensive as a complete machine replacement.
- What are the New Standards?
- Height and Reach
- Accessible Path and Floor Space
- Voice Guidance
- Discernable Input Controls
- Braille Instructions
These new standards impact every ATM available for public use.
Failure to comply by the final compliance date of March 15, 2012 will expose you
to significant risk in both civil and private lawsuits, DOJ fines, penalties and
Attorney General Penalization ($55,000 first offense, $110,000 for subsequent violations)
ATM fee-notice suits continue
Nationwide, a cottage industry of plaintiffs firms have spawned a flurry of ATM
fee lawsuits…. The suits have triggered settlements ranging from tens of thousands
to $2.5 million. In Michigan alone 30 such lawsuits are pending in two federal courts,
one bank has recently settled a suit for $350,000. Regardless of whether or not
an on-screen notice is present, if the on-machine notice has fallen off, been removed,
or is illegible, the ATM-operating institution is in violation. The law allows for
damages to plaintiffs and attorneys fees.
ATA Services has helped a number of clients with a fee notice “compliance plan”.
Regularly scheduled visits and photos will go a long way in helping a bank protect
their institution. We can help you too!
Germ tests prove cash machines are 'as dirty as public toilets'
Cleanliness tests have revealed that cash machines are as dirty and carry the same
germs as public toilets.
Experts took swabs from the numeric key pads on a string of ATMs around a major
metropolitan city which are used by thousands of shoppers every day.
They then took similar swabs from the seats of nearby public toilets and compared
the bacteria under microscopes in a lab. The swabs were left to grow overnight and
samples from both locations were found to contain pseudomonads and bacillus, bacterias
which are known to cause sickness and diarrhea.
Speak to an ATA Services Representative today to learn how you can incorporate a
maintenance plan that will not only keep your ATM network clean but also extend
the life of your investment.
Save thousands of dollars with an ATM Refurbishment!
Why Replace when you can Refurbish?
With regular use and wear many machines need more than a detailed cleaning. ATA
Services has saved clients tens of thousands of dollars by painting and repairing
this equipment instead of buying new. We are experts in the following areas: