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ZephonTsol

Riddle Me This!

I know WHY this happens, but I want to know three things:

Who thought that it'd be a good idea to put Braille instructions on the buttons of a DRIVE-UP ATM?

Who signed off on that one?

And where exactly does one get a Braille steering wheel?
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Added: 7 years, 3 months ago
 
Alfador
7 years, 3 months ago
Actually the reason is that it's cheaper for the companies that manufacture ATM keypads to only make one version that has Braille on it, than have separate loadouts for walk-up ATMs that are required to have Braille, and drive-up ATMs that aren't. The miniscule amount they'd save by not stamping out Braille patterns on the keypads intended for drive-up ATMs is far outweighed by the economies of scale of having one single model to make.

A Braille steering wheel would be unnecessary even if blind people could drive--it's quite obvious which direction you're turning it by touch.


Yes, I know I'm being a literal-minded killjoy. :P Sorry.
LandonFox
7 years, 3 months ago
Don't feel bad.  I was about to reply with almost the exact same response.
AlexReynard
7 years, 3 months ago
Allegedly, Ray Charles could drive as smooth as anyone, and would ask his disbelieving friends along to sit in the passenger seat while he took their car around the block. If that's true, it's pretty awesome.
JunkBox
7 years, 3 months ago
To answer the original question, I've walked up to a drive-up ATM plenty of times. My bank's new location has a really labyrinthine parking lot, so most of the time I park across the street and walk to the drive up. Outside the box answer, how many times has someone in the back seat wanted to use the ATM?

Alex: That's believable if the blind person has a chance to get used to driving a car; with some practice and coaching, they can get used to the sound and feel of the car, and locate all the controls by touch.  Also, a sighted passenger can guide a blind driver - confirmed - but if the guide is drunk, the blind driver might as well have gotten into the sauce too.

Ray Charles did a public service announcement about putting kids in the back seat - that way, "They'll stay alive when *I* drive!" There was also some comedy film where Ray appeared as a bus driver.
asuraludu
7 years, 3 months ago
http://www.rhjunior.com/CC/00059.html  - you ain't alone in this confusion.

Its right up there with men's rooms in all girl schools and driving on parkways XD
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