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Blind people marginalised by new EFTPOS technology -

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The Commonwealth Bank is coming under fire for a new EFTPOS (Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale) machine that blind people say they cannot use.

Around 75,000 Albert touchscreen terminals are now in use around Australia, as point of sale electronic transaction devices.

But unlike other EFTPOS machines, the Albert touchscreen tablets do not have a tactile keypad.

Blind Citizens Australia is now calling on the bank to stop rolling out the machines until the technology is able to be used by all people, with or without a disability.

Graeme Innes, former disability discrimination commissioner
Emma Bennison, executive officer, Blind Citizens Australia