Wacky WTF Warning

Wacky WTF Warning | A BRAILLE LOSE-LOSE | image tagged in meme,funny,joke,signs,danger,braille | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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I'M STILL BEWILDERED BY THE ATM BRAILLE SIGN! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Do they really think a blind person is gonna drive up to use it??
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Actually......
I use it ALL the time!

My mom pulls up, just before the ATM...
I get out and walk over to it...
And her car shields me from idiots who don't see the blind girl at the drive up ATM, who would otherwise drive in and hit me.

Why do we have this system?
Cause her bank's walk up ATM seems to NEVER work.... and her bank squeezed 3 ATM drive thru lanes into a space that really should have been for 2....
My Mom has noticed that other drivers who have issues with the ATM being too close to their car and in the wrong position....
They have one that is low to the ground and 2 that are way high up...
Others have taken our lead and parked... now get out and comfortably use the ATM
I am sure though, that I am the only one who takes advantage of the braille.... but it is sort of useless with a touch screen .... Sometimes, like when they change their format... I totally mess up.

What I think is funny, is some fast food drive ups have braille.... REALLY????
Like we could reach across your shrubbery, past your broken speaker and read the braille....Guess they think us blind people have Go-Go Gadget arms! LOL
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One Does Not Simply Meme | ZERO SENSE | image tagged in memes,one does not simply | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
wha??
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Seriously. If you look to the side of most outdoor ATMs you will see braille. I just shake my head. lol
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Ummm ... yeah. :)
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1jdo5i.jpg | If you're blind you probably aren't going to drive up to an ATM. | image tagged in 1jdo5ijpg | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Y U No Meme | Y U NO HAVE ATM DRIVE UP TO YOU | image tagged in memes,y u no | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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If you listen closely you can hear someone banging their head on the hardest surface within reach. upvotes to TammyFaye tho
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:p
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:)
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My lame first comment of an early Monday morning. :P Did you get another front page with this one?
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I just LOVE when I ask for specific directions, and someone says... "Over there"
I mess with them soooooo bad!
I really shouldn't.... I should be nicer.... but some people can be complete idiots!
I approached the customer service desk the other day...
I am using my long white cane, have my big dark glasses that are obviously NOT a fashion statement on...and ask the customer service person for some assistance finding a specific item that was on sale, but not where it normally is in the store.
She literally said in an annoyed tone... "It's on this end cap over here, right when you walked in! Are you blind or something?"
Snarky me.... I said "Well actually, I am" right as another custome service person said "OH MY GOSH Tracy! She IS blind, you IDIOT!!!!!"
How fast they change their bad attitudes when they realize how rude they have just been. Suddenly they are your best friend and want to help you with EVERYTHING! That gets annoying too...
But lesson taught, and nest time I go to Smith's she is going to be nice to me, and hopefully to others who are blind.
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nice one!! :p
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There are standardized places that signs are at...
Buttons on elevators... but not all buttons are laid out the same... so it can be confusing the first time on that elevator.
When we get off... if we feel just outside the doors, there is a sign in braille that has the floor #.
Most offices now a days have braille on their signs, as do public bathrooms... but I can generally tell a bathroom from smell and sounds.
When it gets weird is at hospitals...
The cafeteria for instance, has braille placards where everyone drags their trays along those rails... the braille can not even be read anymore, cause so many trays have been dragged across it.
When you go to check out.. the braille is up on the cash register, behind all the "last minute" foods... completely inaccessible... even to the sighted!

Checkout stands.... a new pet peeve!
10 years ago, I could go in most any grocery store and be able to do all my shopping and check out by myself.
Now I have to be like a 2 year old and ask.... and TRUST.... a cashier to help me.... I HATE THAT! I hate the new flat screen keypads!
Give me the old fashioned one where the 5 had a raised dot and I can navigate with it.
I can push the O for wanting cash back or the X for not wanting it.....
Now, I have had one establishment that tried stealing $100 from me... thankfully my bank was able to investigate and get it back.

The world is generally a good place and people are normally nice and help out when we are in doubt, we are taught to ask for directions or help.... and 99% of the time people are helpful and honest.... but ... it is that 1% that makes like interesting :-(
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You use mobile technology, don't you? I wonder if, in future, braille could be incorporated into QR technology. and then if you're at a cafe and there's a menu, you could scan the braille/QR thing and get the menu info through a screen reader or large print text?
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I have a few apps on my phone that I can take a pic of ... say a menu... and send it, and someone will tell me what it says in a format that my phone will read it to me.
As far as large print, for those who have enough sight to see a menu, there are several small assistive devices, like the Pebble reader, that will enlarge the menu to read.
Also an iPhone can do that, just zoom in.
but that is if your sight is good enough to do that.
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I know some of the apps., not familiar with Pebble. I used to teach IT and one of my students was registered blind. We were using screen magnifiers and text readers. but he was unable to read on a small device
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The Pebble is a hand held device that you hold over what you want read.
I am not real familiar with it... I just know about it cause at the NFB National convention a few years ago, people were getting TOTALLY excited about several Pebbles being raffle and door prizes.
I uses light to magnify, like a CCTV does... so it is useless to me.

Be My Eyes app is what I like the best, although, a friend with low vision just told me about another app that he likes better. Have yet to try it out.... can't remember the name of it.
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I'll see if i can check out those apps. I'm in the UK, not sure if we maybe have different stuff here, thanks :)
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Where in the U.K. Are you from... if you don't mind me asking.
My ancestry is from several places in England, Cornwall & Scotland... plus, my niece now lives there. Stationed at Edmund St. Bury.
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Not at all :) I'm in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Awesome!!!
I have family from there! :-)

I have actually been working on that line in my genealogy:-)
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cool! what family names are you looking into?
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lols
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I laugh WITH blind people!! :)
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very good question actually ... ..
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Actually... the sign does say that...
It is in contracted braille.... only HOT at the end is spelled out.

This sign is so dumb, cause unless a person has no feeling in their hand/fingers (like, how are they going to read the braille with no feeling)....
They are going to feel the heat, before they read the sign.

In fact, us awesome blind peeps are generally MORE aware of our surroundings than those without sight.
I have a little sight, albeit totally blurry, in dim light... but in bright light, I am 100% blind.

It is signs like this that make the general public think that we, blind peeps, are complete idiots... not saying that there are not blind people out there that are... but, most are just as capable as every other sighted person out there.
With the right training, we can do just about anything that a sighted person can do... sometimes better!
I am the worlds only blind Professional Face Painter, I do a lot of high profile gigs... and I am REALLLLLY good at what I do.
I also have 8 kids and am the admin for about 12 facebook groups.
I own my own business, am a land lord and one of the most friendliest, happiest human you will meet.
I love life and live it to the fullest and love to shatter stereotypes on blindness...
For instance... when I am 100% blind in the light... it is NOT darkness I perceive... rather... everything gets a bright, light pinkish, peachy yellowish color and washed out.
Most people think it is complete blackness.... nope, complete opposite.

They also think our hearing gets better... nope.... we just listen and pay attention more.
I also use other hints from the enviroment to tell me where I am when I am out and about.
My long white cane.... which is now sparkley... and everyone can see it, and comment on it often....
My cane tells me A LOT about where I am... and where I am about to go.
I know in advance where a step is...I can tell the difference in surfaces with my cane...like grass, carpet, tile, dirt, concrete, etc.
I can tell when a hallway is closing in from the sounds, or when a open door is by me, also by the sounds.
I use smells to direct me also.
I get REALLY disorientated in the wind.... to the point where I will call for Uber instead of using the bus/train systems to get around on a windy day.... just to dangerous for me.
Hopefully soon I will have a guide dog... but even guide dogs can get disorientaed in the wind.... but at least they can see the train tracks I have to cross and see if a train is on them.
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Thank you for the explanation. The sign seemed so contrary to good sense
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LOL
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