Why do they put braille dots on the key-pad of a drive-up atm?

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  1. LeisureLife profile image72
    LeisureLifeposted 7 years ago

    Why do they put braille dots on the key-pad of a drive-up atm?

  2. lobonorth profile image60
    lobonorthposted 7 years ago

    In case people with right hand drive cars have blind friends who need to access their ATMs.

    Alternately, banks feel it important to appear inclusive; they order the Braille dot key-pads for the machines inside, and it is probably just cheaper to standardize the pads whether they are destined for the inside or drive-up ATM.

  3. wilbury4 profile image70
    wilbury4posted 7 years ago

    Could they be standard buttons the they use on all machines where-ever they are installed?

  4. Ann810 profile image77
    Ann810posted 7 years ago

    Maybe so that their caretakers can assist them with being part of society. And to give them a sense of independence.

  5. Wayne Brown profile image82
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    I have wandered about this for years and came to two logical conclusions, both of which, make sense. In the first place, the dots are there just in case a blind person has illegally driven a car to the ATM and wishes to extract money.  If they are able to successfully get the car into the narrow lane approaching the ATM, then they deserve to give it their best shot and the Braille is there to even up the odds.  The more logical of the answers is that the machine is of a general design and used in a large number of configurations that range from a drive-up style ATM to one located in the lobby of a hotel or a bank.  In that case, the Braille would be appropriated and necessary for a seeing (and a hearing-impaired) person to operate.  Therefore, by law, the machines must be capable of providing services to both the seeing-impaired and the hearing impaired in the proper setting.  There ya go! WB

  6. jpcmc profile image89
    jpcmcposted 7 years ago

    Not all customers of drive up atm are the drivers.  Some may be the passenger who is blind.  But it can simply be a part of their "we're sensitive to your needs" campaign.

  7. nanetteparker profile image64
    nanetteparkerposted 7 years ago

    perhaps in order make the drive-up atm user-friendly to all types of customers, including those who are blind.


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