Monday, March 13, 2006
Observation of the Week
Why do we have Drive-up ATMs that have Braille markings on the keys? I'm all for equal access, but isn't that just a recipe for disaster?
posted by El Capitan at 9:25 AM
My kids have asked me that question several times. I wish I had an answer!10:46 AM
The other thing I don't understand are the signs at fast food restaurants which state the restaurant has Braille menus available...how would a person who needs a Braille menu KNOW that since if they could read the sign telling them about the alternate menu, they wouldn't need the alternate menu??!?!?!7:48 PM
Here's your answer to the ATM dilemma: it's the same type of machine that would otherwise be placed indoors - UNLESS!!! you live in Florida, then it is intended for blind motorists!!!10:46 PM
I assumed they had braille because the machines were the same as the regular indoor machines, but it's the idea of it all. I can see some sight-challenged guy walking up to use it, getting hit, then hiring a lawyer.
That gives me a great idea...