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Old 09-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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Things that may you go hmmmm.....

Why is there braille instructions on the drive thru ATM???
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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I never really thought about that!! Although I have seen people walk up to the drive thru atm.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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Because the ATM manufactures don't have separate molds based on if the machine is for walk up use or drive up.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #4
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I thought about this the other day when I was in an office building and there were several large directional signs with braille underneath. First of all, the blind person would have to know where they were...they were not in an intuitive location, plus the top of the sign was about 8 feet off the ground meaning the user would practically have to use a step ladder.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #5
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How about Braille on Hotel room doors? Is there no one to walk a person to their room so they can get the count? Are they wandering around looking for their own room?
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:26 PM   #6
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How about Braille on Hotel room doors? Is there no one to walk a person to their room so they can get the count? Are they wandering around looking for their own room?
Blind people can be independent. If you look around, other signs would indicate which way to go and they may have been told how the number works so that all the blind person has to do is count and then confirm by touching the sign to their room.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:34 PM   #7
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Blindness is not always all or nothing. There are a lot of variations in between, often called low vision.

My daughter has an eye condition that can (in the worst cases) result in loss of central vision. So she could lose color, detail and focus; but would retain blurry peripheral vision.

If the worst happened, she would not be able to read a book (or a sign on a door or wall) but she could still navigate a hotel using her peripheral vision and confirm the room number by touch; and she could use an ATM machine with a braille keyboard.

Some with low vision may even drive by wearing aids, but there are lots of hurdles to jump through to get there.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:36 PM   #8
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I thought about this the other day when I was in an office building and there were several large directional signs with braille underneath. First of all, the blind person would have to know where they were...they were not in an intuitive location, plus the top of the sign was about 8 feet off the ground meaning the user would practically have to use a step ladder.
In this case, I'm guessing they were designed to be used at eye level and some nit wit mounted them higher on the wall. Or like another poster said, they are all made the same regardless of whether the braille portion would be needed.
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Why is there braille instructions on the drive thru ATM???
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Blind people can be independent. If you look around, other signs would indicate which way to go and they may have been told how the number works so that all the blind person has to do is count and then confirm by touching the sign to their room.
Aha! I thought they were just off the elevator and wandering around looking for a plaque somewhere. I couldn't understand how the heck they expected people to find the right room.
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