[Nfbc-info] 3-hole punched tractor feed braille paper

Eileen Misrahi eileenmis at dslextreme.com
Sat May 14 22:17:24 UTC 2016

Hi Fred,

I acknowledge your frustration, but unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world. One suggestion that I have in regards to accessing the amount various wash prices is to use the app on your phone called "BeMyEyes." That's if you have access to a iPhone. This app has assisted me in the past with several digital devices that do not have voice output. I'm wondering if at the next state convention a resolution could be drafted to address commercial appliances that are installed in public facilities such as apartments and/or public vending machines. Just a thought initiate a change for all. 


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> On May 14, 2016, at 1:31 PM, Fred's Win7 Catastrophe via Nfbc-info <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello again Federationists!
> Do blind people have a right to know prices, and what amount is being deducted from our debit cards?  Do you know what accessible commercial washer and dryer technology is available?
> Under new management, my apartment complex switched to new washers and dryers in our laundry room. Big front loading Speedqueens, each machine has 2-digital displays, and instead of Quarters, they require a debit card.
> I kinda have the card swipe figured out, but cannot read that display.  It'll say things like, "Please swipe card,"  "Authorizing," "No Balance," and who knows what else.  I'd like that info to be spoken, but it's not essential.
> The other display shows different prices as I select different washing or drying options, then it'll begin a countdown clock once the machine is running. I would like to know the prices, and what amount is being sucked out of my card account.
> Are there any accessible versions of these stupid machines?
> Do I have a legal right to know prices and debits before I authorize them?  Do I have a Legal Right to know when and how much I'm spending on what?
> The vendor that we are leasing or bought these junky monsters from says they've never heard of such a thing.  (Wasn't there a Superbowl ad that showed talking appliances?)
> Part of that vending company is called WashView or WaveVision, and I can supposedly monitor our laundry room through <http://www.washview.com>www.washview.com.  That's a feature for people who cannot tell time, I assume.   HaHaHaHeeheehaw!   Also seems odd that a company that calls itself "WaveVision," wouldn't put a little thought into nonvisual access!
> To add insult to injury, a load of wash and dry used to cost $1.75-total.  The new machines cost me about $6-total.
> Please feel free to pass this email on to others who may be helpful!
> Fred
> near San Diego
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