beschizza at March 27th, 2014 12:03 — #1
zachstronaut at March 27th, 2014 12:08 — #2
I've seen several instances of one ATM at the height you might expect with another ATM right next to it very low to the ground like that. I figured it was for accessibility reasons.
wearysky at March 27th, 2014 12:19 — #3
A Sainsbury's spokesman said the cash machine was installed so low down because it was located on a hill.
Based on the pictures, that "hill" is about a 10 degree slope. Well done, fellas!
acerplatanoides at March 27th, 2014 12:19 — #4
noneeeed at March 27th, 2014 12:20 — #5
Likewise. I think they normally are. This one looks too low to be used by someone in a wheelchair, but as I don't use one I might be wrong. Any wheelchair users out there who can comment?
duncancreamer at March 27th, 2014 12:38 — #6
mister44 at March 27th, 2014 12:46 — #7
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jandrese at March 27th, 2014 13:07 — #8
Maybe it's for little people?
I always thought it was a shame that machine cabinets like this (ATMs, Video games, information kiosks) don't come with a pull out step for the vertically challenged. It wouldn't be a complex engineering job (just a bit of metal bent to shape and a couple of slots cut in the case), and would seem to be low hanging fruit, but I've never seen one in the wild. Is someone sitting on the patent for it? Or are manufacturers just that unconcerned about accessibility?
This goes double for video game cabinets, which children are expected to use regularly.
 Sorry, I don't know what the current preferred term is. It seems like every time I switch someone tells me I'm an insensitive asshole because the term has some horrible negative connotation. I've been told that "little people" is extremely offensive because it makes fun of their size, but that person suggested that I used "dwarf" instead which has gotten me in trouble before.
agger_modspil at March 27th, 2014 13:20 — #9
nashrambler at March 27th, 2014 13:40 — #10
"The supermarket added that it had not had any complaints." Any complaints may, of course, be lodged in the complaint box which is located 12 feet above street level.
marlboromonkey7 at March 27th, 2014 13:47 — #11
Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn
tekna2007 at March 27th, 2014 13:48 — #12
Bow down before the one you serve.
mag_pie at March 27th, 2014 14:09 — #13
'Tis an ATM for crawling drunks.
bfarnn at March 27th, 2014 14:27 — #14
I love the non-explanation!
It's on a hill, you see. Oh yes, of course.
I learned years ago that people just want to hear something. I was in line for a movie and the guy in front of me walked in with a full box of pizza. When the ticket kid objected the guy just said "Oh no - this is for somebody else" and that was that.
My life has gone swimmingly ever since.
mister44 at March 27th, 2014 15:16 — #15
Hey - this is actually a thing you learn about in psychology 101. People are much more likely to perform a request or accept something if given a reason, and that reason doesn't have to be a very good one.
technogeekagain at March 27th, 2014 16:56 — #16
mike7 at March 27th, 2014 17:08 — #17
karls at March 27th, 2014 17:12 — #18
I wonder if that is supposed to mean that the placement makes sense in a standard floorplan and possibly inside the building, but someone wasn't told to pay attention to the local topography.
l_mariachi at March 27th, 2014 18:00 — #19
Video games not infrequently have stools available, although they seem to be more for marathon sessions than accessibility.
(As to “little people,” you should ignore anyone besides an actual little person telling you the term is offensive.)
antdude at March 27th, 2014 20:28 — #20
"What is this, an ATM for ants?" -- Yes!
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