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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

To get the chicken to the other side of the road of course....Gee Norm Padula...are you applying common sense to LENDERS ?

Jul 10, 2015 12:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sandy and Norm - I imagine it must be some kind of government requirement, right?

Jul 09, 2015 11:48 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I can think of 2 reasons:

1) It is more economical for them to make all the machines the same

2) could help for blind passengers w/ drivers.  they could still use as driver pulls by window.

Jul 10, 2015 11:26 PM
Rainer
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

so blind or legally blind clients can use the atm>

Jul 10, 2015 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

The only practical answer I can think of is if a driver has a vision-impaired passenger in the back seat.

Jul 10, 2015 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

???

Jul 10, 2015 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'll be waiting for the answer.  Please make it available in braille as well.

Jul 10, 2015 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Wow, at "drive-ups"? That is pretty scary. But maybe all ATMs are built the same and that is just part of the design, walk-ups and drive-ups.

Jul 10, 2015 02:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,274
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Accessibility.

Jul 10, 2015 02:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It was a dark and dreary night in 1986............and that's why there's braille on drive-up ATM's! 

Jul 10, 2015 01:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I go with Sally and David.

Jul 10, 2015 12:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

to allow us to text, answer e-mails or talk on the phone to get our money out!

Jul 10, 2015 12:54 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That is a good question and my only thought was they dont know if the atm would be placed inside or outside. 

Jul 09, 2015 11:55 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Well...... I've never thought about it before :)

Jul 09, 2015 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The Answer:  The Americans with Disabilities Act requires all barriers to services for people with disabilities be removed. Atm machine manufacturers, not knowing what the specific placemnt of the ATM machine will be, build them all with the possibilty in mind that the location could be a walk-up location accessible by people with sight disabilities.

The closest responses to the truth were from several noted scholars here in the Rain:  Michael Jacobs, Evelyn Epperson, Hella Rothwell, Marc Swartz, Scott Godzyk & Debbie Gartner. Thanks for playing!

Jul 10, 2015 11:42 PM