How to Have Your Self-Pour Business ADA Compliant with Beverage Wall?
The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, is a very important law that sets a number of standards requiring businesses to be accessible to customers with disabilities. Being ADA compliant is not something explicitly required for businesses of all kinds, but it is nonetheless always a good practice to have in place. It is a great way to ensure that any and all customers feel welcome at your establishment; you can even use it as a part of your marketing to reassure people that everyone is welcome. For that reason, we’ve got a rundown of everything you need to know about being ADA compliant when implementing the element of self-pour technology to your business.
To install PourMyBeer to be ADA-compliant, there are a couple of simple options. Let’s first look at what is required by regulation:
ADA requires that the highest “reach point” in an establishment be 48 inches from the floor or below. Since customers don’t have to touch our screens, the screens can be above 48 inches. The only piece of PourMyBeer equipment that has to be below the reach point is the RFID card reader.
To meet the ADA compliance requirement, there are two options when building the wall:
1. Mount the card readers below the drip tray.
2. Mount the card readers below the screens.
If you mount the card readers below the drip tray, you need to make sure there is free access in the cabinet/wall behind it, so the cable from each card reader can run upwards behind the taps and drip tray and up to the screen.
The card reader must be at 48 inches and the taps can be below that. Some of our customers do this but the height of the tap may feel a bit low.
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