Survey faults ATMs for the blind in Boston
Survey finds problems at banks, T stations
Many ATMs and MBTA fare machines in the Boston area cannot be used by the blind, despite federal rules that went into effect last month requiring such machines to be accessible to the visually impaired, according to a new survey. Consumer World, a Boston consumer web site, found that one in four ATMs it tested in the region could not provide spoken instructions to users who inserted headphones into the machines . And nearly 60 percent of MBTA fare machines did not work properly.