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Re: Worst design decisions?
Just to clerify, since I've gotten a ton of these. I'm totally blind have been for 28 years. Braille on walk up machines, makes good sense. As does it on lifts and microwave oven buttons etc. It does not make good sense on airplane lights and it makes less sense on drive up atms. Especialy when you think it through long enough and if someone needs to use braille chances are they are visually impaired enough to not be able to read the screens at all. Thus when the atm doesn't speak back to you as many still don't your not sure what prompt your at. Many do speak in larger cities, with braille makes them very useful. But in a car again, generally the voice will be low enough, for obvious security ; and other reasons you won't hear it over the car and surround noise anyway. So that someone looking over your shoulder will still be there unless you've memorized the prompts on your local atm, a possibility granted. Its just a problem that hasn't been well thought out and baddly engineered! On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote: > On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 16:14:39 PDT, Scott Granados said: > > > Who thought it was a good idea to put braille on the drive up atms? > > My dad's legally blind. That braille makes it possible for him to get cash > (either from the back seat or step out and walk up) if somebody's > giving him a ride, without him having to give his card and PIN to > somebody else. >