Usability & Accessibility


Usability & Accessibility


Accessibility Examples


Design Approach Operation Panel Paper Drawer Toner Container Other Operation Areas Notification Lights
Other Operation

This page presents various accessibility examples of our product. Features with special attention to vision, hearing, physical function, and recognition are indicated by the following icons:

Icon : Accessibility - visual


Indicated with this icon are features with special attention to users under various visual conditions, including myopia, hyperopia, color amblyopia, amblyopia, and blindness.

Icon : Accessibility - Hearing


Indicated with this icon are features with special attention to users with hearing difficulty or hearing loss.

Icon : Accessibility - Body Function

Physical Function

Indicated with this icon are features with special attention to users of different body sizes, users with upper or lower limb disorders, and users with muscle weakness.

Icon : Accessibility - Perception


Indicated with this icon are features with special attention to users who are not familiar with the operation of devices or users who have difficulty in multiple operations or literacy.

Our product does not provide accessibility to all people. Only the features with special attention to the users explained above, are indicated by these icons. We will continue to make improvements to serve the convenience of more users.

Click “Usability and Accessibility Guide for more accessibility examples (Guide will be uploaded later).

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User-Centered Design

We wish to contribute to the business of customers by offering user-friendly document devices and services to as many people as possible. We developed products based on the user-centered design process in order to deeply understand each customer and offer better products and services.

This process consist of survey, planning, design, and evaluation. The repetition of this process allows us to identify challenges, including slight dissatisfaction that customers feel and concerns that customers have not noticed yet. This product development approach that implements improvements from various perspectives.

Through this activity, we promote the development of products that meet the needs of more customers.



  • Survey
    Information about the usage and use problems of document devices is collected from sales and market support sites, call centers, and customer surveys, and is analyzed to identify and prioritize challenges to be solved.
  • Planning
    Planners, designers, and engineers discuss the challenges identified through surveys, to find the ideal products and their implementation methods. Experts in various fields engage in disc
  • Design
    To commercialize the planned products, development team members, including designers and engineers, work together on product design. Furthermore, the designed products area reviewed based on user friendliness guidelines and check list to bring them to perfection.
  • Evaluation
    Simulation and product evaluation are carried our to verify if targets are achieved and new challenges are not caused. Customers are in-house monitors also participate in this verification. If there are problems, the product goes through the previous steps for re-examination.development_concept_bg
  • Large Touch Screen PanelsLarge Touch Screeneye_human_mindFonts and icons are displayed in large size on the large full-color touch screen. Furthermore, the finished quality and image of scanned document data ensures accurate operation.


  • Intuitive & Tablet-like OperabilitySmall-EyeUsers can flick on the home screen,pinch on the preview screen, and display the soft key numeric keypad when necessary, just like when intuitively operating a smartphone or tablet devices.Intuitive-Tablet-like-Operability (1)


  • Tiltable Operation Panel
    Tiltable Operation Paneleye humanThe operation panel is adjustable to an easily viewable angle. Users in wheelchairs and short-statured users can operate it at an optimal angle. This feature can reduce the glare of fluorescent light in the installation environment.


  • Mobile Accessibilityeye humanMobile AccessibilityUsers can use smartphone or tablet device to control the MFP. Remote operation and without using the operation panel of the MFP can offer greater control flexibility.


  • Easy to Read Operation PanelEyeOperation PanelThe operation panel has a high contrast between the black background and the white letters in order to highlight letters. Furthermore, the heights of the letters for the main function keys are designed to be at least 4.8mm.


  • Embossed Marks
    EyeEmbossed MarksThe Start key, the Stop key, and the “5″ key on the numeric keypad have an embossed dot or bar mark to allow tactile recognition.


  • Wide Visibility Operation PanelHumanWide Visibility Operation PanelThe operation panel is placed in a position that is easily viewable and usable for users in wheelchairs and short-statured users.*TASKalfa 6052ci / 5052ci / 4052ci / 3252ci / 2552ci / 6002i / 5002i / 4002i


  • Automatic Reset Time Changehuman mindAutomatic-Reset-Time-ChangeUsers can change the automatic reset time and deactivate the automatic reset function. These features help users to operate the MFP slowly.
  • Smooth Sliding
    HumanSmooth Sliding Paper DrawerUsers can open and close the paper drawer with just a slight force. Furthermore, the semi-auto closing paper drawer does not need to be pushed to the end. The paper guide can be adjusted with a slight force by one hand.
  • Easy Grip HandleHumanEasy-Grip-HandleA grip handle is adopted for the paper drawer for easy handling with either an overhand grip or underhand grip. Users can carry out paper replacement from a posture that allows easy operation.
  • Toner Locking
    mindToner Locking CapabilitiesWhen a toner becomes empty, only the toner container cover automatically opens. This allows accurate and easy replacement of the toner container.


  • Color Name CodeEyeColor-Name-CodeTo distinguish toner colors, the color codes are attached to each container, carton and insertion slot.
  • Distinguishable Color ArrangementEyeNot only the operation panel, but also the other operation areas, the labels, etc. are color-coded so that the user can easily distinguish these from the surrounding areas.Operation
  • LED for Device Status
    Eye EarAn LED notification lamp is equipped with a MFP that allows that user to visually check the operating conditions away from the MFP. This lamp helps users with hearing difficulties to recognize the “paper empty” and other problems. In addition, the color of the LED lamp is designed in consideration of different color visions.LED for Device Status