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ADA Compliance is Only One Week Away

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice issued Standards for Accessible Design, which included updates to the 1991 ADA standards for ATMs. All deployed ATMs must be compliant with the new requirements by March 15, 2012.

Key Points:

  • ADA compliance is mandatory
  • ATMs may require upgrades or replacement
  • ATM owners, including merchants who own their ATMs are responsible for meeting ADA requirements with each and every terminal

The 2010 ADA Standards effect both physical access and communication-related elements including the following:

  • Display Screen: For visibility from a point located 40 inches above the center of the floor in front of the ATM, characters on the screen must be in sans serif font, a minimum of 3/16 inches high, and contrast with their background.
  • Cancel Key: raised letter
  • Height and Reach: ATMs reach must equal 48 inches.
  • Voice Guidance: All ATMs must be speech enabled to service visually impaired consumers.
  • Clear or Correct Key: raised left arrow
  • Braille Instructions: Braille instructions to initiate the voice guidance feature must be provided.
  • Function Keys: Function keys must be designed to contrast visually from their background surfaces.
  • Enter or Proceed Key: raised circle
  • Clear Floor Space: The area around the machine needs to equal 48 inches by 48 inches.
  • Input Device: Input device controls must be tactually discernible, meaning key surfaces must be raised above the surrounding surfaces.
  • Add Value Key: raised plus sign
  • Decrease Value Key: raised minus sign

For more information on ADA compliance visit The Department of Justice http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/ADAregs2010.htm.

Congratulating Joanne on 25 Years of Service at IFS!

Thank you for your 25 years of service here at our company.

Happy Holidays from Everyone at IFS!

We want to thank all of you for your continued support of IFS.
As we head into 2012 – our 36th year – we are thankful for
each and every one of you.

Enjoy!

The IFS Family

New Holiday Closing Signage

New Holiday Signs Get ready for 2012 with these eye-catching holiday signs. Each set features a design and date for you to notify your customers of closings at your business:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Washington’s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Click HERE to download our flyer with images, item numbers and pricing. Call 815-725-0633 with any questions.

Scanapalooza: QR Codes – Where, How and Why They’re Being Used

Lab42 surveyed 500 Americans over the age of 13 to discover where people saw QR codes, how they were using them, and why they were scanning (or not). This survey was conducted online via social networks from July 28 to August 1, 2011 among 500 social media users. Take a look at the infographic below to see the scantastic results:

IFS Announces New Brand and Website, Launches Social Media

We continue to embrace our founders’ ideals as we move into a new era. As of October 19th, 2011, Independent Forms Services has simply become IFS. Our new tagline – Changing the Way You Think About Print – reflects the way our company has also changed over the past 35 years. We have grown from a forms distributor into a solutions provider with many different product lines and services. We have adapted to new printing processes and technological changes without losing our focus, which has always been superior customer service. Print has been, and always will be, our world – but we offer much more than that.

We encourage you to browse this new website and explore the many ways that IFS can change the way you think about print. You can also click the “Get Social” button below to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Exciting News Coming in the Next Two Weeks!

More details to follow….

The Holiday Season Will Be Here Before You Know It

It’s that time again – time to order holiday supplies:

  • Gift Labels
  • Holiday Receipts
  • Holiday Cards
  • Gift/Money Envelopes
  • Candy Canes
  • and 2012 Calendars!

As always, contact your sales representative today at 815-725-0633 for more information, or email us at sales@printwithifs.com.

Halloween is Just Around the Corner

Independent Forms has many solutions to hand out as we get closer to Halloween, including candy bags, stadium cups and glow-in-the-dark items. These products are great for all your kid’s accounts customers, or any customers that appreciate this holiday.

Contact your sales representative today at 815-725-0633, or email us at sales@printwithifs.com.

Why Cleaning Cards are a Must Have for Check Scanners

Recently, we've had experiences with clients having difficulty achieving maximum read rates on branch capture documents. What we have found on most occasions after reviewing the documents is that the scanners have not been properly cleaned. In addition, it is also critical that the documents are properly jogged prior to reading to avoid piggybacking.

For more information on our cleaning cards with Waffletechnology, please click HERE.