Photo: Yonatan Tzur
Photo: Yonatan Tzur
ATM for the blind
Israel launches special ATMs for blind, special needs customers
Bank Leumi launched Israel’s first ATM adapted to the needs of blind, visually impaired, or handicapped customers Monday. The ATM was placed at the bank's Ramat Aviv branch.


As part of Bank Leumi’s efforts to provide better service for this special needs population, it planned to place six new special needs ATM’s throughout the country during the coming year and dozens more in the following years.


Bank Leumi CEO and President Galia Maor said Monday that the initiative and development of the specialized machines came about due to the bank’s civil duty to ensure the integration of disabled individuals as equals in society.


“It’s our duty to enable people with disabilities to be able to take care of themselves, and to provide them with the means to do so,” Maor said.


Maor told Access Israel Chairman Yuval Wagner, “Despite our love for exclusivity and individuality, I hope our competitors rise to the challenge in this case, follow us, and place as many of these ATM’s as possible in order to make things easier for disable people throughout the country.”


פרסום ראשון: 12.18.06, 21:43
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