Friday question: Bank Drive through

Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines?

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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23 Responses to Friday question: Bank Drive through

  1. One of the great unsolved mysteries…

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  2. Haha! Good point. I suppose someone could technically walk up to it, but how would they know a car wasn’t already there, or other cars in line waiting? They’d either walk smack into them, or they’d act ignorant and jump the queue.

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  3. I’ve always wondered that myself. So…I see you’ve provided the answer to that question above. Thanks for clearing that one up for me.

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  4. G. J. Jolly says:

    Could it be because of a possible passenger in the car? Kind of farfetched but possible. Pied Type [up above] is probably right. As a person with disability, I can tell you that some of the accessibility issues have gotten way out of hand. The “ADA” isn’t all that useful.

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    • Joking aside – the reason is standardization. The ATMs used in the drive through are the same as the walk up ones – just mounted differently. For ADA requirements all ATM must accommodate blind/low vision people so there is braille and a sound port for head phones. it would cost too much to have ADA and non-ADA versions systems and I have seen people walk up to a drive through ATM …

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  5. A great question, Andrew. The same could be asked about the braille next to the buttons in an elevator.

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  6. Pied Type says:

    Probably because our super-intelligent lawmakers require it?

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  7. Teressa says:

    I wonder that every time I drive-through!!

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  8. You use drive-through banks? Hmm… What else don’t I know about you?

    Still waiting for your book to come out as an ebook…

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