Thanks for sharing your comments to Mr. Vanderheiden. I agree
except on one point; ATM readouts. On that one, I disagree strongly.
ATMs should talk or provide translation of *all* their functionsand
displays into a form useable by the blind. Why? Because something as
important as monitary transactions cannot and should not be left to
I, for one, will not use an ATM until it talks to me -- and speaks
everything on its display. I'd rather use pay-by-phone or a
live bank teller -- at least in those instances, I get immediate
feedback as to what's happening.
Should ATMs be made accessible? Perhaps; perhaps not. If, however,
we proceed on the premise that they *are* to be made accessible,
it seems to me that they should be made truly accessible -- not just
operable -- by the blind.
Please feel free to forward my comments anywhere.
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