ATMs to Adapt Voice Technology
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.
This week the automated teller machine, the ATM, celebrated its 40th birthday, and with that an innovation. A company that owns about 24,000 ATMs says it will make machines easier for the blind to use. While ATMs have long had Braille buttons, now many of them will offer voice-guided technology. Simply plug headphones into a jack and the kind voice of the machine will talk you through the process of getting cash.
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