What type of card
reader are we talking about? Is it something about half a
hand width or is it one of those jobs with the chip, touch
screen, and keypad? I've got the half hand width job and it
is accessible. You plug it in via USB and it basically acts
like a keyboard. And here's why I have one.
When I get a new credit card, I want 3 things off of it. I'm
looking for the card number, expiration date, and name on
the card. One item I know, the other 2 I don't. So I plug
the card reader into an available USB port, pop open
notepad, then scan the card. Something like this pops up
after the card is scanned.
%B3820194571100334%Smush, Bubba R%1225%83295021113556
The %B designates this as a bank, the numbers after that is
usually the credit card number. Then there is a percent sign
followed by last name, first name, then middle initial if
present. After the next percent sign is the expiration date,
in this case 12/2025. The rest is numbers which probably
have meaning to the bank, but not to you or me.
All that to say that they most certainly can be accessible.
I'd be more concerned about the software used to run the
thing. Is it a web interface or proprietary software
developed by the business for their specialty? If it's a web
interface, who are they using as their credit card
processor? Is the card processor's web site accessible?
If proprietary software is being used, has anyone looked at
it to see if it will work with Jaws, or any other screen
reader? If not, is the business open to having someone
evaluate the software? Are they open to making some changes
if need be?
Lots of questions here but you need these answers in order
to make an informed decision. Hope this helps.
On 9/28/2018 6:28 PM, Judy Jones wrote:
I went for a job interview, where
they stated I would have to take credit card
transactions via a card reader from the PC. The PC is
running Windows 10, but I don’t know the card reader.
Has anyone experienced using
anything similar, and would like to hear pros and
cons, accessible or not, etc.
Thanks very much.
BTW, the only programs I would have
to work in are Outlook and Skype for contacting other