Why is there braille on ATM machines?
I want to know why is there braille on drive through
ATM machines? blind people cant even drive. I know its the law but
Todd was nice enough to email us with this
all atms can be used by a blind person. in the case
of a drive through atms, the blind person can walk up to the atm.
once at any atm, a blind person can use the brail to withdrawal
Sarah on the other hand came up with this not so
nice come back:
listen Justin, sure. blind people cant drive...but
have you ever thought of the blind guy in the passenger seat?? huh??
maybe he wants to get money quickly and easily in a drive through
atm too!! and if you think about it...its easier for them then
getting out of a car and fumbling around with a cane and tripping on
the curb and shit when they can just lean over their driver and
punch a few buttons. I think that maybe, just maybe, drive through
atm's are actually made for blind people in the first place. have an
open mind. not only people who can see have money...
And the ATM saga continues:
obviously the people that make the ATM's don't wanna have to make
two molds. Why would they? It's just more efficient to give the
people that can see, brail.
Todd, any blind man that finds the drive-thru ATM must be able to
see!! Somebody has to lead him to the ATM and who is gonna lead him
to the one in the drive-thru.
Sarah, chill out and don't be so offended. The blind guy would have
to be in the back seat. If he was in the passenger seat, he'd have
to reach over the driver and it would beat the purpose of him doing
it. He might as well give the card to the driver, seeing that the
driver will see the password anyway. It's more likely that a blind
man would be in a taxi.
A better question is how does a blind person know what the screen is
telling him to do and which buttons to press. ATM's are different,
so it's not like they could memorize the system, unless somebody
showed once and they consistently went to the same ATM.
a message board except with slower response times and no
again wanted to add another chapter to the saga:
it's "braille," not "brail." Second, it's there because of Federal
law. the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law
101-336, requires it. This is also why there are braille
instructions and labels in elevators.
answers everyones questions, if not, well... I guess we'll add to it
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