Premier Mounts Debuts Two ADA Compliant LED Mount Systems for Unilumin and Samsung

June 5, 2019

Premier Mounts just launched two ADA Compliant LED mounts for Unilumin’s Upanels (UNI-UPS ADA) display and the PFC-OMND Mount for Samsung’s dual-sided 46″ and 55″ OMN-D displays take on a functional approach to answering the current demands of the AV market. Premier Mounts says it’s currently the only AV industry manufacturer to make a more […]

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Are Crowd Mics a Potential Game Changer?

March 7, 2019

A couple months ago, I wrote about the various problems that arise when people choose not to use microphones during large meetings or classes. In particular, I was discussing the negative impacts this choice has on people who have some type of hearing issue or hearing loss. I wrote about my belief that all rooms […]

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Peerless-AV Aims New Motorized Cart at Education Market

January 30, 2019

Peerless-AV today announced the launch of its SmartMount Motorized Height Adjustable Flat Panel Cart (SR598ML3E) for education applications. An extension of Peerless-AV’s line of AV carts, the latest version of the Motorized Height Adjustable Flat Panel Cart integrates the use of actuators, making it easy for educators and students to raise and lower touch-enabled displays. […]

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Listen to What Is Being Said (If You Can)

January 6, 2019

We recently had a email thread at my institution discussing whether people should use microphones as a standard at all meetings. The discussion started as a result of people having a hard time hearing during faculty meetings. Interestingly, this discussion took a different direction that previous ones had. It was focused on accessibility and how […]

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Mersive Adds Miracast Screen Mirroring Support and New ADA-Feature to Solstice

December 17, 2018

Mersive Technologies today announced support for Miracast screen mirroring on its Mersive Solstice wireless collaboration solution. With this addition, Solstice users can now wirelessly share content on all major operating systems -Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS. The Miracast screen mirroring protocol is a growing industry standard. It was ratified by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2012 […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros L7 Lectern Aimed at ED Market

October 15, 2018

Middle Atlantic Products today announced its L7 Series height-adjustable lectern at EDUCAUSE 2018. The lectern is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant with motorized height-adjustability. The L7 Series Lectern provides a welded steel frame with: modular rackmount and storage options, additional small device storage available below the work surface on patented, removable Lever Lock mounting, […]

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Middle Atlantic Introduces L7 Series Lectern

June 12, 2018

Middle Atlantic Products today announced the release of the company’s L7 Series adjustable-height lectern, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Designed with both integrators and educators in mind, the L7 Series Lectern provides a welded steel frame with modular rackmount and storage options; additional small device storage available below the worksurface on […]

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On Delightful User Experiences

March 26, 2018

Some categorize the quality of a user experience as a hierarchy, like this one: An accessible user interface does its job. You can access and interact with the interface. A usable interface is one which can be manipulated to achieve a desired result. This doesn’t mean that the result is something of particular value to […]

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Designing for Access

March 6, 2018

I recently had the privilege of working with a client who has very real and very serious vision problems. I say it was a privilege because every time I work with someone who wants something beyond my standard touch panel design, I learn from it. Looking at a touch panel through a client’s eyes (in […]

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Peerless-AV Launches ADA-Compliant Vertical Lift Carts for Education and Corporate Markets

June 5, 2017

Peerless-AV has a new line of vertical lift carts (SR584VL2, SR584VL3) aimed at corporate and education settings – and all are ADA-compliant, UL rated carts that adjust the height of interactive displays with one-finger touch. Meeting the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Section 308, Peerless-AV’s new vertical lift carts create a mobile solution that is used in numerous classrooms and conference […]

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AmpliVox Intros New Collaboration Huddle Table

December 13, 2016

AmpliVox Sound Systems has launched the Collaboration Huddle Table CT4880 for conference rooms and other meeting space. Included with built-in power receptacles as well as an optional table-mount stand for monitors, the Collaboration Huddle Table is ADA compliant and is constructed of scratchproof, impact-resistant high pressure laminate in a maple finish and black vinyl edges. […]

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Accessibility for Everyone in a Virtual World

August 21, 2016

A great deal of digital ink has been spilled on the phenomenon of Pokémon Go, including on these very pages by Gary Kayye, on the AV Power Up! podcast and, of course, by yours truly. There is one more thought which I’d like to share before I wander off to talk about something else, which […]

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New AmpliVox ADA Compliant Lectern Accommodates All Presenters

June 8, 2016

AmpliVox Sound Systems just introduced its new ADA Compliant Lectern SN3900, a unique presentation option that accommodates individuals who use wheelchairs as well as those who stand. AmpliVox’s ADA Compliant Lectern is designed to meet or exceed the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design issued by the US Department of Justice under the Americans with Disabilities […]

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AV and the Price of Oranges

May 16, 2016

On the fiction side of my blog (I still do write fiction when I’m not here) I wrote a recent vignette about a shopper purchasing some pre-peeled oranges in a grocery store. If you’re on social media you’ll likely have seen the photo of said oranges making the rounds as an example of our wasteful […]

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Zytronic Partners with SpinTouch to Launch Mozayo Touch Table

May 7, 2015

Zytronic has partnered with SpinTouch International and Rok Interactive bring to market the Mozayo, a multi-touch table that has the best ergonomic design on a touch table we’ve ever seen here at rAVe. Available in four different finishes and designs, the Mozayo supports up to 40 simultaneous touch points on a high-definition 46 inch multi-touch […]

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AVF Debuts Industry’s First SMART kapp Mobile Stand — Also Handles 80″ LCDs

April 23, 2015

Audio Video Furniture (AVF) has debuted what is believed to be the SMART kapp’s first mobile stand. Dubbed the AVF SYZ84, the stand uses modern ball-bearing wheels that allow it to be easily moved all around a facility. The hollow, center-mounted column has grommets both in the top and bottom for passing cables inside — […]

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Listen Technologies and OWI Form Partnership for Custom Products Aimed at Educational Market

April 9, 2015

Listen Technologies has partnered with loudspeaker manufacturer OWI to offer a customized Listen Technologies assistive listening system (OWI-KSTM-LT-84) compatible with the OWI self-powered speaker amplification system serving the educational market. Recent changes made in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) classify classrooms as an “assembly area where assistive listening systems are now required whenever there […]

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AVF Introduces Wheeled Monitor and SMART kapp Stand

February 24, 2015

Audio Visual Furniture’s (AVF) SYZ42 is a uniquely designed mobile stand that can handles both a flat-screen from 40″-60”, but it’s also the first mobile stand (it integrates rear-mounted ball-bearing wheels) that accommodates the SMART kapp system as well. Designed to be tilt-rolled — meaning, when it’s free-standing, it doesn’t move as the wheels are […]

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Digital Screen Media Association Debuts ADA and PCI Guidelines for DS Installs Booklet

June 26, 2012

Are your kiosks ADA and PCI compliant? You can get the information you need to keep track of the changing regulations and requirements for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards from the Digital Screenmedia Association. Guidelines for ADA Compliance for Self-Service Kiosks Wondering if ADA applies to your […]

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ADA Debuts Suite 32 – A 32 x 96 Multi-Room AV System

April 2, 2010

Once again, ADA again breaks new ground with the evolutionary Suite 32, a 16- or 32- source system expandable to 96 zones. Suite 32 and Suite 16 (obviously named for the number of inputs) are identical in that they are both card-cage designs that allow for different input and output cards to be used to […]

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