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#128208 - 07/22/04 02:00 AM sheep joke herd
theo Offline

Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 1122
before jean claude van damm hit the big time he tooled around in a clunker econoline. it was known affectionately jean claude's damn van

journey well,
theo dewolfe

- It is gift, and gift will find its way
- I inherit through my choice. I build through my affirmation. It is through my freedom that I nurture, or fade into autonomy
- I was not given to serve life, but to embrace it

#128209 - 07/22/04 09:45 AM Re: sheep joke herd
Ivo Offline

Registered: 05/08/04
Posts: 267
Loc: Germany
Theo your jokes are good as always \:\)

#128210 - 07/22/04 12:33 PM Re: sheep joke herd
MikeNY Offline

Registered: 03/07/04
Posts: 927
Loc: NY
Ok, forget the jokes for a moment. I just want to know why there are braille nunbers on the drive through ATM machines.

"Every child asks the questions which hold the answers to the secrets of the universe, WHAT?, and WHY?". --Me

#128211 - 07/22/04 03:10 PM Re: sheep joke herd
brian-z Offline

Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 770
Loc: Western USA
OK I had to see for my self, yup at the BofA across the street there are brail numbers on the ATM. And now I too wonder, why?

#128212 - 07/22/04 05:07 PM Re: sheep joke herd
lost_in_thought Offline

Registered: 06/18/04
Posts: 97
Loc: Florida
you all made me curious so i had to find out why there was braille on the drive through atm...and here is what i found......

Drive-up ATM buttons are marked with braille because federal regulations require it. To be specific, section 4.34.4 of the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (Appendix to Part 1191, 36 CFR Chapter XI, issued pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) says, "Instructions and all information for use [of an automated teller machine] shall be made accessible to and independently usable by persons with vision impairments." Drive-up ATMs, unlike the walk-up variety, don't need to be wheelchair accessible, but the rules make no exception regarding accessibility by the blind.

The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. - Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 - February 20, 2005)

#128213 - 07/22/04 05:24 PM Re: sheep joke herd
Aden Offline

Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 499
Duh! Most drive up ATM's are two way. The passanger with the money might be your blind mother withdrawling money to pay your rent because you are having another depressive episode. She is not willing to give you her access code. So you pull up to the ATM from the wrong direction and watch over her shoulder while she reads the brail and types in her access code. Bingo! You now have all of your mothers money.

And that is why there is Brail at the drive-up ATM.



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