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Card companies have until this week to explain the machines’ access

The requirement aims to determine whether commercially available devices are accessible to consumers with some type of disability

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It is essential that people with disabilities can use cars with autonomy, safety and confidentiality of personal information.

By July 8, nine credit and debit card machine companies will have to explain the Ministry of Justice about accessibility. THE National Consumer Secretariat notified brands to confirm whether the equipment provided complies with the provisions of the Statute of Persons with Disabilities, as recommended by the National Council on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which seeks to encourage the adoption of adapted equipment. The requirement aims to determine whether commercially available devices are accessible to consumers with a type of disability, as Consumer Protection Code guarantees the right to carry out operations with autonomy, security and confidentiality of personal information. Devices without adjustments can cause limitations and restrictions.

Blind or visually impaired customers, for example, when they have to transact through an electronic screen, without the necessary adaptations, the customer often has to trust strangers to enter the password or even abandon the purchase. Among the required resources, the machines used in the trade must have assistive technology such as: physical keyboard, screen reader, speech synthesis software and accessible touch screen.

*With information from reporter Katiuscia Sotomayor

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