New ATMs To Help The Blind Bank Easier

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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Banking at a lot of ATMs is being made easier for the blind.

The nation's largest non-bank owner of the convenient money machines has agreed to improve access for sight-impaired customers at its ATMs across the country.

Voice guidance technology will be installed. The function can be activated by plugging headphones into a jack on the machines.

Cardtronics Incorporated operates about 24,000 ATMs in places such as malls, gas stations and pharmacies. Upgrades are scheduled to be completed by 2010 as part of an agreement with the National Federation of the Blind and the Massachusetts Attorney General.

The federation and the attorney general's office originally filed suit in 2003 against a company purchased by Cardtronics. The federation will monitor the company's progress as part of the agreement.

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