The Ubiquitous Sound You May Never Have Noticed

Submitted by: squrlz4ever 3 weeks ago in Misc Tech
If you already know the key fact about elevators in this video, you're more observant than I am.

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Male 287
the elevator noise reminds me of how certain crosswalks have that unique sound to tell which way or if you can cross.
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Male 905
"in some of Schindler's lifts"
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Male 2,793
I have always heard these sounds just never really paid any attention to them. 
My question is why do they have braille on drive up cash machines.  
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Male 7,612
casaledana i went to an art museum once in NC
They had  all  the paintings under glass with their titles in brail underneith
If the observer cant see the artwork or feel it
What good is the title
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Male 2,015
thezigrat Not all those that require braille are 100% blind
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Male 2,015
punko or rather, they are functionally blind, but not totally sightless
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Male 2,345
casaledana "why do they have braille on drive up cash machines."
For sight-impaired passengers in cabs.
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Male 3,051
semichisam01 That would be nice but the truth is it's cheaper to manufacture one part # of keyboards.
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Male 195
scheckydamon "the truth is it's cheaper to manufacture one part # of keyboards."
I'm sure that is true, but the ADA requires braille on all ATMs. The American Bankers Association argued that drive-up ATMs should be exempt, but the Compliance Board responded that that would require the unsighted customer to share personal information with another person.
The fact that what you wrote is true makes me wonder why the ABA argued for an exemption.
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Male 7,517
Content aside, this is the perfect example of milking the time for youtube bucks.

This was about 60-90 sec of info stretched out over 8 damned minutes lol.
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Male 2,015
daegog It was acceptable in duration and generally informative.  I will say that the examples used and the discussions concerning the retrofitting (and the burking) of elevators was good.

And I'll take the mechanical bell over a digital sound, any day.
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