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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

 

Accessible Taxi Screen in Chicago



Once again, I came across a taxi with an accessible interface for the monitor in the back seat. This was with Yellow Taxi in Chicago and here's the audio of the taxi ride.

What you don't hear in the recording is my use of the credit card machine.
It completely worked. I needed no sighted help. I was even able to add the tip.

I have never liked using a credit card in a taxi as this seemed the most likely place someone could steal my card number. Running the card myself on this automated system seems much safer.

This advancement reminds me a bit of when ATMs were first accessible. I can't wait until this is commonplace.

Of course, the other way to deal with this is through apps like Taxi Magic, Flywheel and Uber. Those have many other benefits too like informing you precisely how far away they are and when they have arrived. You can pay via the card you have stored on your app's account.

Mike

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